Tracee Ellis Ross – Cast Announced For Potential ‘Black-ish’ Spinoff Centered On Her Character ‘Rainbow’
ABC’s hit comedy Black-ish, now in its fifth season, just might be gearing up to produce yet another spinoff of the popular family show.
It was previously reported that a potential spinoff was being centered around the character of Rainbow, played by Golden Globe award winner Tracee Ellis Ross. Well, now the cast has officially been announced for the spinoff’s pilot—meaning it’s one step closer to reality.
After the success of the Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish, which follows actress Yara Shahidi’s character as she navigates through college life, the executives of the family comedy are looking to potentially strike gold twice courtesy of a second spinoff. This one would be solely focused on family matriarch Rainbow and her interracial upbringing as a teen in the 80s/90s.
According to reports, the backdoor pilot for the potential spinoff has finally found its cast, in an episode that is set to air sometime before the end of the current fifth season.
The cast includes Tika Sumpter, who will play Rainbow’s mother Alicia, Anders Holm, will play Rainbow’s father Paul and young actress Arica Himmel is set to play teenage Rainbow.
Rounding out the cast, includes, Gary Cole as Harrison, Rainbow’s grandfather, Christina Anthony as Denise, Rainbow’s aunt, Ethan William Childress as Johan and Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica. Based on how well-received the backdoor pilot is, coupled with ABC’s upcoming 2019-2020 roster, the spinoff could be officially picked up to series.
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