Trevor Jackson Cast Opposite Yara Shahidi In ABC’s “Black-Ish” Spin-OffPosted by Wilson Morales
April 7, 2017
Deadline is reporting that American Crime and Burning Sands star Trevor Jackson, along with Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell and Veep’s Matt Walsh have joined Yara Shahidi in the pilot episode to ABC’s “Black-Ish” spin-Off.
All three will first appear as guest stars in an episode of “Black-ish” in what will serve as a back-door pilot for the potential spin-off series, with filming to take place this spring.
Created by Black-ish creator/executive producer Kenya Barris and former Black-ish showrunner Larry Wilmore, the spinoff centers on Shahidi’s Black-ish character Zoey Johnson — Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter — as she heads to college.
Jackson will play a freshman at the college Zoey will be attending, while Parnell and Walsh are college administrators. According to the site, Parnell and Jackson have series regular options if the project goes to series. Walsh, who is a regular on HBO’s Veep, is a guest star/potential recurring.