Family Reunion is a multi-generational live-action comedy series created by Meg DeLoatch, who is a veteran of traditional, multi-camera family sitcoms, from Family Matters to Malcom & Eddie to Fuller House. The sitcom was first premiered on Netflix on July 10, 2019. In September 2019, the series was renewed for a second season. Netflix has also announced that the show will have a Christmas special launching on Dec. 9, as well as nine new episodes from season 1 launching in Jan. 2020.
The plot follows the McKellans who move from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family. But, the transition is like being a catfish out of water. From three-hour church services and huge humidity hair to M’Dear’s home cooking and family bonding, the everyday ups and downs of Family Reunion are real, memorable, toe-tapping, heart-stopping, laugh out loud authentic moments. The series is categorized under family watch sitcom by Netflix officials.
The series stars Mowry as Cocoa McKellan, a free-spirited mother who travels from the big city with her family to a small town for her family reunion and gets to know their extended clan. Devine portrays the loving but strict matriarch of the family, M’Dear, and Alabi plays Cocoa’s husband. Rounding out the cast as the McKellan children are Jackson as 14-year old Jade, Russell-Bailey as 12-year old Shaka, Wright as 10-year old Mazzi, and James as 8-year old Ami. Season 1 of the show was executive produced by DeLoatch and directed by Eric Dean Seaton.
Netflix has published a trailer on November 12, 2019, along with a short description, “M’Dear’s sisters come together for the holidays, and nobody’s ho ho holding back the punches – especially when it comes to performing at the Christmas church service. Featuring special guest star Jackée. A Family Reunion Christmas hits all the high notes when it slides onto Netflix December 9th! M’Dear and her sisters struggle to keep their singing act together before a church Christmas pageant while Grandpa teaches the kids a valuable lesson.” Check out the trailer above.