This year has been difficult to say the least, which is why re-watching our favourite classics is oh-so needed right now.
Speaking of classics, the 1980s sitcom Golden Girls is still one of the most iconic TV shows to this day. So much so, that the thought of a remake is a no-brainer.
And it seems Hollywood's A-listers had the same idea.
The hilarious sitcom has not only been reimagined, but it includes a diverse, all Black cast—rejoice! As part of a series called The Zoom Where It Happens, a partnership between Mobilize and Zoom, the production features Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Alfre Woodard, and Sanaa Lathan.
“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 listing reads.
“This event is in partnership with Zoom, and the first episode is spotlighting and supporting Color of Change—the nation's largest online racial justice organisation.”
According to a post on Ellis Ross' Instagram, she signals at which actress will be playing who.
In the animation, the original cast of Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan can be seen. However, they then morph into the new cast, with Ellis Ross taking on the role of Rose Nyland; King playing Dorothy Zbornak; Lathan as Blanche Devereaux; and Woodard as Sophia Petrillo.
Oh, and if that wasn't exciting enough, Lena Waithe (Master Of None) is hosting the evening with Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball and The Old Guard) is directing this episode of the new-and-improved The Golden Girls.
You can sign up for free for the virtual watch party here.