'Black-ish' Young Bow Spinoff Casts Anders Holm, Tika Sumpter, More
A potential new "Black-ish" spinoff series has gathered quite an impressive cast for its backdoor pilot episode, which will air during season six of the sitcom later this spring.
Headlining the episode -- which will be a flashback centering around a teenage version of Bow (played by Tracee Ellis Ross on the original series) -- are Anders Holm ("Workaholics," "The Mindy Project") and Tika Sumpter ("The Haves and the Have Nots," "Ride Along"), who will play Bow's parents, Paul and Alicia. Arica Himmel ("Before You Know It") will play the young Rainbow.
Supporting actors in the episode/pilot are Gary Cole ("Veep"), playing Paul's father; Ethan William Childress, playing Johan; Mykal-Michelle Harris ("Big Little Lies 2"), playing Santamonica; and Christina Anthony (Chicago's Second City comedy troupe), playing Denise, Alicia's sister. The episode is set in the late '80s/early '90s.
There's no word yet on when the installment will air, but it's expected to debut sometime later this season. The season six midseason finale is set for Tuesday night, with the show returning from hiatus in May.
If the pilot is picked up to series, it will be the second "Black-ish" spinoff to hit the airwaves. "Grown-ish," which follows college-bound daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi), is currently in its second season on Freeform.