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Tia Mowry, Loretta Devine to Star in Netflix’s Family Reunion


Netflix has ordered a new multigenerational live-action comedy series, Family Reunion, created by Meg DeLoatch (Fuller House).

Tia Mowry (Sister, Sister, Instant Mom) leads the cast as Cocoa McKellan, a free-spirited mother from Seattle who travels with her football-playing husband and their four children from their home in the big city to the small town of Columbus, Georgia, for the McKellan Family Reunion. There, they get to know an extended family they didn’t even realize they were missing.

Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy, The Carmichael Show) plays the loving but strict matriarch of the family, M’Dear. Eric Dean Seaton (Prince of Peoria, Modern Family) directs.

“We look forward to bringing families together to enjoy the hilarious and heartwarming stories of this multigenerational family living together and discovering the importance of connecting with their roots,” said Melissa Cobb, VP of kids and family at Netflix. “Meg DeLoatch has created a warm, funny and memorable extended family that we believe will resonate with audiences around the world and she has assembled an incredibly talented all-black writers room to authentically portray these characters and their journey.”

Devine commented: “I am so blessed to be part of this new and exciting moment in time that will touch and bring laughter, smiles, and joy to everyone who sees it. That is Family Reunion for me right now. When you see it, I think you are gonna love it, because it is all about family … The core of everything.”

“I’m so excited to return to television, especially working with Netflix, and I can’t wait for everyone to see Family Reunion,” commented Mowry. “I know my fans are going to love it!”

“I have a dream cast and thanks to my incredibly talented group of executives at Netflix, I am having the most supportive and creatively fulfilling experience of my career,” added DeLoatch.

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