An ABC project has added an Academy Award nominee and Primetime Emmy Award winner to the cast. Deadline.com reports that the network’s untitled Anthony Anderson pilot has cast Laurence Fishburne as a recurring character.
The project, formerly called “Black-ish,” is written by Kenya Barris of “The Game” and is roughly based on his personal experiences. The project is about an upper-middle-class black man, played by Anderson, who is struggling with his cultural identity and his own color-blind children, the story says.
Fishburne will play his father, who has an old-fashioned mind-set, the story says.
Fishburne was nominated for an Oscar for best lead actor in 1994 for "What’s Love Got to Do With It," and is a six-time Emmy nominee. He won an Emmy in 1993 for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for "Tribeca," and shared in the Emmy for outstanding made for TV movie for "Miss Evers’ Boys" in 1997.