ABC has greenlighted a project from Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy, ABC Studios and Principato Young, Deadline.com reports. The network ordered a pilot for “Black-ish,” which will star Anthony Anderson.
The project is written by Kenya Barris of “The Game” and is based on his own experiences. Anderson will portray an upper-middle-class black man struggling to give his children a cultural identity, while dealing with his assimilated kids, liberal wife and traditional father, the story says.
While there’s no deal for Fishburne to act, he is open to guest appearances, the story says.