*A new television series that would chronicle the experience of black actors in Hollywood is currently being shopped to studios, according to Page Six.
“Inside the Black Box,” hosted by Tracey Moore and produced by Rachel Weintraub and Dr. David Kolin, features “Scandal” star Joe Morton in the pilot.
“I would go in and . . . embarrass the producers and directors by proving there was no reason for a black actor not to play that particular role,” Morton tells acting students about starting out. “I went to an audition once . . . I must have been 35, and the role was for a 60-year-old black man and I said . . . ‘What do I and this character have in common?’ and [the director] said, ‘You’re both black,’ and I said ‘[bleep] you.’ ”
So far, no other details about the project have been released.
The concept, however, has at least one fan hoping it finds a studio and moves to series.
— Gayle King (@GayleKing) March 14, 2017