Former One Life to Live star Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla) is about to get in on the Black-ish craze. Sumpter, who is currently on OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots, will star in a flashback episode of the hit ABC comedy. A Rainbow-centric episode will center around the teenage version of the Johnson's mom, played by Tracee Ellis Ross.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the episode will be a backdoor pilot focusing on the teen years of Rainbow's life set in the 1980s and 1990s. Sumpter, along with Anders Holm, will star in the series as Bow's parents Paul and Alicia. It will also feature Aricia Himmel as the younger Rainbow, Ethan William Childress as Johan, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica, Gary Cole as Paul's father, Harrison and Christina Anthony as Alicia's sister, Denise.
If the show is picked up, it will be the second Black-ish spinoff and will air on ABC. Sumpter will pull double duty as she will be featured on The Haves and the Have Nots, which is airing its season 6 midseason finale Tuesday night. New episodes will return in May and the seventh season is set to return in 2020.