Kenya Barris, the Black-ish creator and co-writer of Barbershop: The Next Cut, has signed an overall deal at 20th Century Fox for feature films through his new production company Khalabo Ink Society. Barris currently has an overall TV deal at ABC Studios, where he will continue to executive produce Black-ish and develop new series and other projects for network, cable and streaming services.
One of those projects include Unit Zero, which he will executive produce along with its star Toni Collette.
Barris said in making the Fox announcement that he hopes to tell compelling stories that pull back the curtain on parts of our society that typically go unnoticed, forging conversations that expose our own hypocrisies making us feel so uncomfortable that we are often “compelled to laugh.”
Khalabo also has several feature projects in the works including Cheaper By The Dozen, Stir Crazy, Girls Trip, Ruff Ryderz, Shaft, Uptown Saturday Night, Ice Cube In My Head, and Good Times. Erynn Sampson is Head of Development for Khalabo Ink Society.
Barris is repped by CAA, Principato Young, and attorney Gregg Gellman of Morris Yorn.