The Golden Girls will be reimagined with an all-Black cast Tuesday night for a Zoom Where It Happened virtual watch party. Actors Alfre Woodard, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sanaa Lathan and Regina King will star in the roles made famous by Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty in the 1980s-’90s senior-citizen sitcom. Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct the episode, and writer and actress Lena Waithe will host.
While the site doesn’t announce which actress is playing which role, an image of the original cast on Ellis Ross’ Instagram would seem to indicate she’s playing Rose Nylund (originally played by White), King is Dorothy Zbornack (Arthur, originally), Lathan is playing Blanche Devereaux (McClanahan’s role) and Woodward will be Sophia Petrillo, originally played by Getty.
Golden Girls recast with Black actors for a one-night performance https://t.co/XyQy8vMSIw— CNET News (@CNETNews) September 8, 2020