Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, and more will do their own Golden Girls rendition for Zoom special
Thank you, Tracee Ellis Ross, for being a friend!
The actress announced Sunday that she will be joining The Golden Girls, or a rendition of it featuring an all-Black cast. The black-ish star shared a short video of herself, Regina King, Alfre Woodard, and Sanaa Latha photoshopped over the original cast of the beloved comedy.
Based on the image, it seems Ross will be portraying Rose, King will play Dorothy, Woodard will be Sophia, while Lathan is set to embody Blanche. Their roles were originally played by Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan, respectively.
Set for 6 p.m ET/PT on Tuesday, the virtual watch party kicks off Zoom Where It Happens, a live table read series presented by Black women artists to raise awareness around voting rights. The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood will helm the episode while Lena Waithe hosts, and the event will also spotlight the civil rights organization Color of Change. Fans can tune in for free as long as they register ahead of time.
In the first episode, the actresses will remake the classic Golden Girls episode "The Flu." The production team of this series also includes Tessa Thompson, Issa Rae, Ava DuVernay, Karen Richardson, Ryan Bathe, Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, Cynthia Erivo.
The series, in partnership with Zoom, will continue with a rotating cast of actors every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT until Election Day 2020.
"We are Black women, citizens, and voters, and we are in this fight. We were inspired to come together as artists to create dope content that will both entertain and bring our communities together around voting,” said Prince-Bythewood in a statement.