Everything you need to know about all Americans: reunion spin-off
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All American gets a spin-off titled All American: Homecoming which is set to follow season four of the hit CW show. The spin-off will center on Chicago baseball superstar Damon Sims (Peyton Alex Smith) and Los Angeles professional tennis hopeful Simone Hicks (Geffri Maya) as they pursue their athletic dreams at HBCU Bringston University in Atlanta. Along the way, the star athletes will navigate elite level sport, young adult lives and, of course, scandal.
The HBCU tuning was a very intentional decision by showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll, who said Weekly entertainment, “The LA version of black culture is not necessarily the same as New York, which is not the same as the South, which is not the same as the Midwest. When I started looking for the best way to talk about this diversity that exists within our Blackness is on a campus like an HBCU campus. ” She added: “We have an HBCU where discussions about race, darkness and the role it plays in you, and all these different topics, [are] explored as part of the program and it’s really exciting for me. »Here’s everything we know about All-American: Homecoming until there!
Geffri Maya reprise her role as Simone Hicks
Maya is back as Simone and she takes center stage. All American did a backdoor pilot on season three showing Simone as she and her friends visit Bringston University for the reunion. There, Simone meets Damon and begins to envision her life at HBCU after being rejected from Princeton University. Talk to Weekly entertainment Of her flourishing role, Maya said, “The most exciting part of this trip is that we get to see Simone and finally get the chance to know her for who she really is and who she is becoming. great for people to be able to see her outside of what she’s attached to, which is her relationships, so give people the opportunity to really be able to connect with her and build a relationship with her, that’s pretty exciting. “
Who else is in All American: Homecoming?
Alongside Hicks and Smith, Kelly Jenrette (Simone’s aunt, Amara Patterson), Cory Hardrict (baseball coach Marcus Turner), Sylvester Powell (Damon JR’s childhood friend), Camille Hyde (superstar of Bringston Thea) and Netta Walker (Keisha, Mayor) were announced as cast members.
When is the premiere of All American: Homecoming?
The All American: Homecoming the premiere date has not been officially set. The CW, however, noted that it was part of its 2021-2022 mid-season schedule, which begins in January 2022.