The pair not only star, but they both also executive produced the series, which is slated to drop on April 17.
The comedy is loosely based on Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackAF flips the script on what we’ve come to expect a family comedy series to be, according to the press release.
blackAF explores what it’s like to be a “new money” black family trying to get it right in a modern world where “right” is no longer a fixed concept.
Barris as a fictionalized version of himself and Jones stars as his wife, Joya. Kenya and Joya’s children are played by Genneya Walton (Xtant), Iman Benson (Suits), Scarlet Spencer (Bright), Justin Claiborne (Reverie), Ravi Cabot-Conyers (The Resident) and Richard Gardenhire Jr.
“It’s intense to spend a lot of time with a parent, and I am so protective of him, and I love him so much. And then also, he can drive me crazy, like any kid with any parent,” Jones said of working alongside her father on Netflix project, Quincy. “So, it was a professional balance that I had to achieve, where I had to go take care of myself sometimes, and then sometimes I had to give myself over to what was necessary for the film.”