‘Meet the Blacks 2’ Home Release Dates Announced

Lionsgate will release the comedy-horror sequel The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and for digital purchase Aug. 10. It will be available for rental July 9.

The film is a sequel to the 2016 film Meet the Blacks, which is a parody of The Purge.

Mike Epps reprises his role as Carl Black, now a best-selling author after surviving the events of the first film. He moves his family back to his childhood home in Atlanta, where the neighborhood seems to attract strange activity after dark, and his freaky new neighbor Dr. Mamuwalde (Katt Williams), may be a vampire pimp.

The cast also includes Zulay Henao, Bresha Webb, Alex Henderson, Lil Duval, Andrew Bachelor. and Tyrin Turner.

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Directed and co-written by Deon Taylor, the film earned more than $2.5 million during a limited theatrical run.

Extras include audio commentary with the cast and filmmakers; bloopers; deleted scenes; and the featurettes “The House Next Door: Meet the Dope Cast” and “Hidden Empire: Paving a New Way.”

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Netflix Orders Family Comedy Series From Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps

Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes are set to star in a new Netflix comedy series “The Upshaws.”

The multi-camera comedy centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana.

Sykes, a 2019 Emmy nominee for variety special and writing for a variety special on Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will star, executive produce and serve as co-showrunner. Epps (Dolemite is My NameOnly One Mike) will star and executive produce.

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Regina Hicks (The L Word, Generations Q, Central Park, Insecure) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Dan Spilo (Sunnyside) will serve as an executive producer. Page Hurwitz (Wanda Sykes; Not Normal, Tiffany Haddish Presents They Ready), a 2019 Emmy nominee for Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will serve as an executive producer. Niles Kirchner (Only One Mike) will serve as an executive producer.