Kenya Barris + Rashida Jones Star In Netflix New Series ‘Black Excellence’


Parks and Recreation Rashida Jones and black-ish Kenya Barris will executive produce Netflix new series, Black Excellence.


Inspired by Barris irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, Netflix plans to bring Black Excellence to help reboot “family sitcom” in a way never seen before.

As one of the best-known television creator behind the hit series black-ish, Barris will make his acting debut with Netflix as it’s his first series with the company since streaming it in his home less than a year ago.  Both him and Jones will executive produce alongside Hale Rothstein (black-ish, grown-ish). The single-camera comedy will be produced through Barris production company, Kalibo Ink Society. While this may be Barris first time with Netflix, the world is no stranger to Jones.

Whether it be comedic or dramatic, in film or on television, Jones has established herself in the industry as not only an actor but as a director, screenwriter, and producer. She recently-directed Quincy the documentary which premiered in Toronto International Film Festival last fall is currently on Netflix. Jones also played Ann Perkins on the seven season show, Parks and Recreation.

While Black Excellence is currently in the works, it’s easy to see that the show will be no less than the title with two great executive producers behind the project. Even Netflix is excited to announce the show.