Comedians Mike Epps and Katt Williams will team up once again for The House Next Door, a sequel to Epp’s 2016 indie horror comedy Meet the Blacks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This will be the first time the two have worked together since 2002’s Friday After Next film.
The movie follows best selling author Carl Black (Epps), who, after surviving a night of terror, moves his family back to his childhood home where he hopes to work in peace on a new book that he owes his publisher. But when Carl’s quirky neighborhood becomes host to a mysteriously extravagant pimp (Williams), his work is interrupted after his dead-beat cousin becomes convinced the new neighbor is actually a vampire and is trying to steal Carl’s entire family away. Carl is then forced to team up with an oddball cast of neighborhood characters as they take the fight to the vampire pimp in a hilarious battle for his family… and the future of his old hood.
Deon Taylor will serve as executive producer for The House Next Door, alongside both Epps and Williams.
“Mike and Katt are so comedically explosive together. I don’t know how we’re going to keep it together on set with these two at the top of their game,” said Taylor. “But we’re happy to have this as our problem to deal with! Audiences really responded to Meet the Blacks so we’re happy to give them another dose of dysfunction with House Next Door.”
Original cast members returning for the sequel include Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, social media star Andrew Bachelor (aka King Bach), and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner. Shooting begins next week in Atlanta.