The Golden Girls is being revived with an all-black cast, which incorporates Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The iconic sitcom – which ran for seven season between 1985 and 1992 – revolved across the lives of 4 white girls residing collectively in Miami, however the brand new undertaking will search to ‘reimagine’ the state of affairs from a black perspective.
Fans shouldn’t get too excited in regards to the beloved program returning to the airwaves, nonetheless, because the revival seems to be a one-night particular set to be broadcast over Zoom.
The Golden Girls is being revived with an all-black cast that options (clockwise from high) Regina King, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan
The unique sitcom – which ran for seven season between 1985 and 1992 – revolved across the lives of 4 white girls residing collectively in Miami
Ross, 47, introduced information of the revival in an Instagram put up over the weekend, revealing that she is going to be reinterpreting Betty White’s character, Rose Nylund.
King will take the position of Dorothy Zbornak, made well-known by Bea Arthur.
Meanwhile, Nip/Tuck star Sanaa Lathan will play the character of Blanche Devereaux and 12 Years A Slave’s Alfre Woodard is ready to seem as Sophia Petrillo.
The particular will be streamed reside and is a partnership between Zoom and Color of Change – the nation’s largest on-line racial justice group.
It’s unclear whether or not the ladies will be doing a desk learn that repurposes an unique episode, or whether or not a completely new script has been devised.
Ross’s Instagram put up was inundated with feedback from excited followers who seem unable to anticipate the reside occasion.
Tracee Ellis Ross (left) will be reinterpreting Betty White’s character, Rose Nylund. Regina King (proper) is taking the position of Dorothy Zbornak, made well-known by the late Bea Arthur
‘ll be watching! Signed up and prepared!’ one fan cooed.
‘Dreams come true!’ swooned one other.
A 3rd acknowledged: ‘I swear I been telling individuals we would have liked a black Golden Girls’.
However, there have been quite a few individuals who had been offended by the thought of the actresses ‘messing with a basic’.
Nip/Tuck star Sanaa Lathan (left) will play the character of Blanche Devereaux, whereas Alfre Woodard (proper) will spherical out the brand new all-black quartet, enjoying the a part of Sophia Petrillo
‘Please no . I imply no disrespect, however The Golden Girls is a basic and it ought to keep that method!!’ one acknowledged.
One black follower stated they did not see the purpose in altering the race of the unique characters.
‘As a lot as I’d love to see y’all make magic collectively, it will be good to see an unique piece of labor and depart this basic alone. I’d by no means need to see white counterparts redo your unique work or anybody for that matter. I like y’all an excessive amount of not to assist however I’m simply saying… ‘ they wrote.
Betty White, Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur are pictured in an episode of the beloved present
The present was a runaway hit, and has turn out to be much more well-liked in syndication. The lead stars are pictured collectively within the late Eighties
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