The Belle sitcom with Regina King and Tracy Ellis Ross was set to revive the Golden Girls and replaced Betty White and B. Arthur in their iconic roles.
- The original sitcom ran for seven seasons and revolved around the lives of four white women living together in Miami.
- The revival appears to be a one-time special set to air on Zoom on Tuesday evening
- Expects to reimagine TV show beloved by special black women experience
- Tracy Ellis Ross, Regina King, Sana Lathan and Alfre Woodard are cast in the lead roles
The Golden Girls are being revived with an all-black cast, including Regina King and Tracy Ellis Ross.
The iconic sitcom – which ran for seven seasons between 1985 and 1992 – revolves around the lives of four white women living together in Miami, but the new project will seek to redefine the situation from a black perspective.
Fans shouldn’t get too excited about the beloved show returning to the airwaves, however, as the revival appears to be a one-night special set to be broadcast on Zoom.
The Golden Girls are being revived with an all-black cast, including Regina King, Trace Ellis Ross, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan.
The original sitcom – which ran for seven seasons between 1985 and 1992 – revolves around the lives of four white women living together in Miami
Ross, 47, announced the news of the revival over the weekend in an Instagram post, revealing that she would be reinterpreting Betty White’s character Rose Niland.
King Bir will play the role of Dorothy Zornak, made famous by Arthur.
Meanwhile, Nip / Tuck star Sanaa Lathan will play the role of Blanche Devareko and Alfre Woodard of 12 Years A Slave will be featured as Sofia Petrillo.
The special will be streamed live and is a partnership between Zoom and Color of Change – the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
It is unclear whether the women will be reading a table that resurrects the original episode, or a completely new script has been produced.
Ross’s Instagram post was filled with comments from excited fans who appear unable to wait for the live event.
Tracy Ellis Ross (left) will reinterpret Betty White’s character Rose Niland. Regina King (right) playing the famous Dorothy Zornak by the late B. Arthur
‘Must be watching! Sign up and ready! ‘A fan caressed.
‘Dreams come true!’ Swooped on the other.
A third said: ‘I swear I am telling people that we need a Black Golden Girls.’
However, there were many people who were angry at the idea of actresses ‘playing with the classic’.
Nip / Tuck star Sanaa Lathan (left) will play the character of Blanche DeVero, while Alfre Woodard (right) plays out of the new all-black quartet playing the part of Sophia Petrillo.
‘Please do not . I mean no disrespect, but The Golden Girls is a classic and it should stay that way! ‘One said.
A black follower stated that he did not see the change of race of the original characters.
‘As long as I would love to see magic together, it would be nice to see an original piece of work and leave this classic alone. I would never want the white counterpart to see your original work or someone for that matter again. I like it so much that I don’t support, but I’m just saying … ‘he wrote.
Betty White, Estelle Getty and B. Arthur are featured in an episode of the beloved show
The show was a smash hit, and has become even more popular in syndication. The major stars are portrayed together in the late 1980s