In spite of being the third season of “Family Reunion”, fans are considering it to be the fifth and final season of the sitcom. Interestingly, it is one of the only sitcoms that is managing to survive on Netflix.
The concept that sitcoms are usually more famous on mainstream networks like ABC and CBS and less likely to succeed on streaming platforms has been proven wrong by “Family Reunion”. It is the story of the McKellen family who relocated to Georgia from Seattle to be quite close to their extended family.
However, things don’t seem so fancy and happy once the three generations are living together. There are multiple struggles but amidst that is the happiness of staying together and being showered with love.
Created by Meg DeLoatch, the fans were excited to see the family reuniting yet again for one last time. The creator who is also the executive producer said to Variety, “I am so excited that Family Reunion will be returning for a third season,” “I will always be grateful to Netflix for giving me the opportunity to finally tell my story and the platform to share the beautiful, loving, and joyous McKellan family with the world.”
But after watching the final season of “Family Reunion”, fans are curious to know why did Shaka leave the show? Or was it just for the sake of the series? The real reason has been revealed and you will get all the answers here.
When Did “Family Reunion” Released?
The production has already wrapped up and “Family Reunion” Season 5 will be back to entertain you. As a matter of fact, the filming started back in February 2022 and was over by May end. After all the finishing touches, it is time for the fans to watch the final few episodes of “Family Reunion”.
Behold, “Family Reunion” Season 5 will be streaming on Netflix from October 27th, 2022 and you will definitely not want to miss out on all the fun that is going to happen. Apart from the big release date, fans are skeptical about the latest updates of the show. So, let us proceed to the next segment.
Why Did Shaka Leave The “Family Reunion”? Is The News True?
Yes, Shaka did leave the show but wait, it was all in the plotline of the show. Shaka is played by Isaiah Russell-Bailey who was actually not seen in the last aired season of “Family Reunion”. The show initially debuted on 10th July 2019 and Shaka has been a part of the show ever since then.
But since the last season of “Family Reunion” is arriving, fans are eager to find out the true reason behind Shaka not being on the last season. Well, Isaiah didn’t quit or leave the show, it’s just that his character Shaka didn’t have screen time, unlike the previous seasons.
Awwwww why did they get rid of Shaka on family reunion ?!?!?? Lmaooo I hate tv they really just sent him to boarding school and we will never see him again
— accepting apologies in the form of Balenciaga (@shayyydollyyy) October 27, 2022
It is because Shaka was sent off to boarding school and that’s why fans could see much of Shaka this season. In the show, he was busy with his studies while his family was handling all the drama. Thus, the dramatic character is still very much present in “Family Reunion” and it was only about introducing a new journey for Shaka.
Hopefully, in “Family Reunion” Season 5, the fans may witness the return of Shaka along with the other main characters of the show.
The Cast Of “Family Reunion” Season 5
You do not have to make any wild guesses because the good old faces will be coming back to make you laugh one last time. They will ensure that the audiences get to give a proper farewell to the characters before the show concludes. So, here are cast members whom you can expect to see in the final season of “Family Reunion”:
- Cocoa played by Tia Mowry-Hardrict
- Moz played by Anthony Alabi
- Jade played by Talia Jackson
- Shaka played by Isaiah Russell-Bailey
- Mazzi played by Cameron J. Wright
- Ami played by Jordyn James
- Matriarch M’Dear played by Loretta Devine a
- M’Dear’s pastor husband played by Richard Roundtree
The Plot Of “Family Reunion” Season 5
Clear details regarding the plot of the last season of “Family Reunion” have not been shared. But it will pick up from the spot it had left. The story shows a beautiful blend of humor and sensitive topics. Moreover, this season fans are expecting to see more of Shaka.
After Part 4 of “Family Reunion” concluded, DeLoatch stated, “We walk the line between gently introducing difficult subjects to children and going deep enough to satisfy more mature viewers.”
They sent Shaka to boarding school and shortened the intro 😩😭 #familyreunion Do not approve!!
— Mo Reilley (@MoReilley) October 28, 2022
So, maybe it will be based on subjects that the creators didn’t cover yet but the ending will be making it worth everything.
With “Family Reunion” Season 5 being released, it has been made clear that Shaka didn’t leave. Thus, launch Netflix and start watching the series to see Shaka before the final farewell. Are you ready to say “Family Reunion” goodbye?
Fans of Family Reunion are worried that Shaka McKellan, played by Isaiah Russell-Bailey, may have left the show now that season 5 is out. The good-natured McKellan family first showed up on our screens in 2019. They are now back for the third set of episodes, which we’ll call “season 5.”
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