Kenya Barris, which is under an overall deal with Netflix, will pen the third spinoff of its Emmy-nominated comedy.
ABC is developing Old-ish, Another spinoff of Kenya Baris’s Emmy-nominated flagship series Black-ish. The comedy Lawrence Fishburne and Jennifer Lewis revisited their roles as Earl “Pope” Johnson and Ruby Johnson, Anthony Dre’s parents.
Fishburn – who has been an exec producer Black-ish Since its inception – has been a recurring player in the series and appeared in more than 60 of the comedy’s 141 episodes, while Lewis was promoted to regular from the recurring series in season two.
Barris, who left ABC in August 2018 for a lucrative overall deal with Netflix, will pen the script and feature Fishburn, Anderson and cast members E.W. Brian will produce with Dobins. Lewis will be credited as a producer. Single-camera comedy hair from ABC Signature, Fishburn and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy and Barris’ Khalabo Inc. Society.
The spinners will follow Ruby and Earl as they give love a second chance. When they move to an increasingly vast neighborhood of LA, they will meet characters who represent the old and new faces of the community as they try to make it work as a married couple. Again.
Old-ish Barris has a third spinoff ‘ ish Empire, which in addition to the major series, includes the ABC-turned-freeform entry Groan ish, Starring Yara Shahidi, and Mixed-ish, Built around the younger version of Tracy Ellis Ross’ character, Rainbow, in the 1980s set prequel. whereas Groan-ish Originally developed for ABC, at the time the network felt it was too small. It was eventually picked up for the series on Disney’s small-slant basic cable network, with its original then head Kerry Burke (now president of entertainment at ABC) as Freeform strongly pursued the series. Groan ish, Which has become a calling card for the cabler, returning for its fourth season in 2021. Mixed-ish, Starring Arica Himel, Tika Simpeter and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, will return for its second season on ABC sometime in the 2020–21 season.
While Barris has focused on developing film and TV projects for Netflix – his scripted comedy, Black af, Was recently picked up for a second season on Streamer – sources say ABC’s Burke remains friendly with Vipul Schorpner. Sources say Barris has also continued to run Disney’s top cases and recently prompted the company to release its shelter Black-ish Episode, “Please, Baby, Please.” The episode, which was made famous in 2018, was released last month on Disney-owned Hulu. The move to complete a politically-themed episode proved to be the last straw for Barris at Disney and the listener negotiated an early exit from his ABC deal and signed a three-year, eight-figure deal with Netflix in 2018 Done.
Barris, who made the Peabody winner Black-ish, Is actively involved in all ish Shows. While others serve as listeners, Barris has done a carving in his Netflix deal that allows him to be deeply connected to the franchise. He is penning the script Old-ish Seeing their lucrative Netflix deal comes as a surprise.
#BlackAff, but one of several film and TV projects Barris and his Khalabo Ink Society banner serve as part of the company’s overall deal with Netflix. He has also worked on an animated music series, Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Entergalatic And is in talks with the streaming veteran for a Janetty-inspired musical with Pharrell Williams. Meanwhile, Barris-produced comedy sketch show Astronomy Club Was canceled after one season. He has been remade by CAA, Artist I and Morris Yarn.
Fishburn, meanwhile, is far from Quibi’s FreeRayshawn. His TV series regular roles also include NBC Hannibal And CBS ‘ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He has earned two Emmy wins for guest actor Tribeca And made for TV movie in 1997 Miss Ever’s boys. On the big screen, his credits include John wick The franchise, Mold, Marvel’s Ant-man and wasp, DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Traveler And Fingering. He earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for 1994 What does love have to do with it He is remade by CAA, Landmark Artists and Dale Shaw.
Lewis, meanwhile, has been a staple Black-ish Since season two, the Critics have earned nominations from the Choice Awards and the Black Reel Awards. His credits include Strong therapy girlfriends And voice roles Tuka and Berti And Elena of Avalor, Features as well Adams family (2019), Car 3, it was you to be And The Wedding Ringer. He is remade by innovative artists and Joe Walker management.