Family Reunion will return for one more season 5 on Netflix. The multi-cam sitcom is now being filmed. Even though it’s the third season of the show, because of how it’s released on Netflix, we’ll call it the fifth season. So far, here’s what we know.
The series was made by Meg DeLoatch and first appeared on Netflix in July 2019. It has been released in 5 parts, including a Christmas special, with the most recent 7 episodes coming out in August 2021. Family Reunion has won and been nominated for a number of awards, including a nomination for a Primetime Emmy.
Amelia “m’dear” Mckellan
Devine plays M’Dear, which is short for “Mama Dear,” the strong matriarch who wants her grandchildren to go to church every Sunday as long as they live with her. M’Dear is sometimes harsh and doesn’t see her own flaws, but she always looks out for her family.
In 2011, Devine won an Emmy Award for her role on Grey’s Anatomy as Adele Webber. She also played supporting roles in the movies Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher’s Wife, both of which won NAACP Image Awards in 1995 and 1996. More recently, she was in The Starling, Naked, and Sierra Burgess is a Loser, all of which were on Netflix.
Mowry plays Cocoa, who is married to Moz, M’Dear’s son, and is still getting used to living with her in-laws after moving from Seattle to Columbus, Georgia. She has a new baby and four other kids to take care of, but she is still working hard to promote her line of handmade jewelry. Mowry was the main character in the comedies Sister, Sister and The Game. She was also in the comedy The Hot Chick, which came out in 2002.
Mowry is on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, so you can follow him there.
MOSES “MOZ” MCKELLAN
Alabi plays Moz, who is M’Dear’s favorite child and quits football to stay home with his wife, Cocoa, and raise their children. After having trouble with money, he is now making a name for himself as the host of a sports talk show. He is fun with his kids, but sometimes forgets to follow the rules in his parents’ house. M’Dear is always sure to remind him.
Alabi has been on the TV shows Shameless, Black-ish, and Modern Family. He is also in Pee-Big wee’s Holiday, a Netflix comedy that came out in 2016.
Jackson plays Jade, the oldest child of Cocoa and Moz. She is about to finish high school and wants to become a fashion designer. She used to feel like an outsider among her peers, but now she is outgoing and well-liked. She still has an attitude, but she’s not as moody as she was when she first moved in with her grandparents when she was a teenager.
Jackson was in the drama Station 19 on ABC and the comedy The Prank, which came out in 2022.
Cameron J. Wright
Wright plays Mazzi, the middle son of Cocoa and Moz. He is musically talented and has to go through high school without his older brother Shaka, who is at boarding school. He’s learning to be more independent and responsible, but he still can’t help playing jokes on his little sister, Ami.
Wright was in the Netflix comedy Tall Girl and did voice work for the Disney animated show Sofia the First.
Jordyn Raya James
James plays Ami, the youngest daughter, who is more mature than her older siblings. Even if it means taking on more responsibility, she is always willing to help her parents and grandparents.
James has been in both the drama series Homecoming and the web series Kids React, in which she played herself.
GRANDPA JEB MCKELLAN
Jeb, M’Dear’s husband and a Baptist preacher, is played by Roundtree. He is happy that Moz, Cocoa, and his grandchildren live with them, but he wouldn’t mind if they moved out. Even though he is pretty set in his ways, his grandchildren have a way of making him see things in a different way.
Roundtree played the iconic role of John Shaft in the 1971 movie Shaft, its sequels, and the TV series. He has been in hit movies like “Seven,” “Brick,” and “Speed Racer.” For his role as Phil Thomas on the drama series 413 Hope St., Roundtree was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 1998.
Jasun Jabbar Wardlaw Jr.
Wardlaw plays Tyson, the McKellan kids’ cousin on Cocoa’s side of the family. Since his father died, he’s been acting out in Detroit, where he lives with his mother, Cocoa’s sister Maureen. He’s also been hanging out with the wrong crowd. His mother is ready to send him to military school. She is an emergency room doctor who works long hours.
Wardlaw has been in episodes of BMF, Atlanta, and Black Lightning.
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.