Putting a different spin on their highly successful TV series, creators of the hit ABC show Black-ish are working on a new series called White-ish. The new show, which has a release date of June 16, 2022, will follow a lower class caucasian family that becomes deeply involved with drugs and gang violence.
The show revolves around the family’s lives, as they juggle a multitude of personal and sociopolitical issues. Much of the storyline will focus on 58-year-old Samuel Johnson (played by Mel Gibson) and his full-time job as a marijuana and Adderall dealer.
According to one of the show’s writers, Samuel will face tough existential questions like, “Has my success as a drug dealer brought too much cultural assimilation?” or “As a white baby boomer, shouldn’t I be shunning marijuana as the pending downfall of American civilization?”
Show creator Kenya Barris said there will be some profound racial implications to be made with the new series. “Our goal with White-ish is to show that ‘reverse assimilation’ is a real thing,” said Barris, who predicts that Season One will win a Golden Globe. “Over the first few episodes, we expect viewers will see that a white drug-slinging baby boomer – who seemingly has it all – can still desire a white collar profession and cushy suburban living.”