Tika Sumpter Joins Prequel Of ‘Blackish’ As Tracee Ellis Ross’ Mother

by Krystal Franklin

March 19, 2019

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Blackish is gearing up for a Rainbow Johnson-centric episode and Tika Sumpter has been tapped to portray the role of Tracee Ellis Ross‘ character Rainbow Johnson’s mother.

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Rounding out the cast is Anders Holm (The Haves and the Have Nots) and Arica Himmel (Before You Know It) who has been cast as Rainbow’s father and a teenage Bow, respectively. It’s been reported that the episode could potentially launch a series set in the 80s and 90s.

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If you didn’t know, Kenya Barris, the show’s Executive Producer (he left ABC last year to sign a deal with Netflix), created Rainbow’s character after his real-life wife, Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris.

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