An episode of ‘The Golden Girls’ was re-created over Zoom with an all-Black cast
This is part of an ongoing series on Zoom called “Zoom Where It Happens,” that will air each Tuesday night
Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia have reunited — but they’re being played by a different cast.
Actresses Tracee Ellis Ross, Sanaa Lathan and Regina King joined together to re-create an episode of “The Golden Girls” with an all-Black cast.
A promo was shared to each of the actresses Instagram’s on Monday announcing the project.
The project is part of a larger series put on by Zoom called “Zoom Where It Happens,” which is a live table read series led by Black women artists aiming “to raise awareness, intention and activation around voting rights,” according to CNN.
Tuesday’s episode was the first of the series, and the goal of the episode was to “raise awareness about the 2020 census and to connect people to the civil rights organization Color of Change,” according to Today.com.
“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!” the event’s information page read.
Over 100,000 signed up for the event but only 50,000 got to attend since that is the maximum attendance for a Zoom call.
King, Ross, Woodard and Lathan reimagined the 1986 episode “Flu Attack,” in which three of the characters contract the flu.
The remake was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Lena Waithe was the host, and other guests included actor Jesse Williams, who portrayed all the male characters, and Aaron Scott sang his own rendition of the classic theme song, per USA Today.
“Zoom Where It Happens” series will air each Tuesday night until the election with a new cast each week.