Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King and more join forces for all-Black ‘Golden Girls’ special

Sanaa Lathan and Alfre Woodard will also participate in the project hosted by Lena Waithe

Ever wonder what The Golden Girls would have been like with an all-Black cast? It looks like we’ll soon find out thanks to a special project from Color of Change and Zoom that Tracee Ellis Ross teased on social media late Monday night.

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Ross will be joined by Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan to give the beloved 1980s sitcom a brand new take on Tuesday night during the first installment of The Zoom Where It Happens, a partnership that will spotlight the work of Color of Change, the leading civil rights organization in the country.

Lena Waithe is set to host the virtual watch party for the special that is helmed by The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood.

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“In an effort to further engage our community and drive change, all you need to do to enjoy this evening is sign up to receive messages about how you can make a change during this election,” reads the event’s sign-up page.

“This event is in partnership with Zoom, and the first episode is spotlighting and supporting Color of Change – the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.”

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If the photo in Ross’ post is any indication, it looks like she’ll take on the role of Rose, King will play Dorothy, Woodard will be Sophia, and Lathan will give us her best Blanche.

We can’t wait to see what this talented team of Black women cooks up for this incredible idea. We’ll certainly be tuning in to the one-night event Tuesday at 9/8c.

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