BLACK-ISH Set For 80s Spinoff Pilot At ABC


Black-ish’s continued success has led to another pilot being developed this time based on the teenaged life of Bow.

Arica Himmel (Champions), Anders Holm (The Haves and the Have Nots) and Tika Sumpter have been cast in the pilot set in the 1980s. Holm and Sumpter will play Bow’s parents while Himmel will play Bow.

The untitled pilot follows a 12-year-old Bow, who is described as emotionally and intellectually brilliant but also clueless, confused and awkward. It will air as a regular episode of black-ish later this season. Veep and Good Fight vet Gary Cole is set to co-star as Paul’s father/Bow’s grandfather Harrison, while Ethan William Childress and Mykal-Michelle Harris will play Bow’s respective siblings Johan and Santamonica. Improv vet Christina Anthony rounds out the ensemble as Alicia’s sister/Bow’s aunt.