The days of A Different World are long behind us. An although there is a online petition (click here to sign) to reboot the popular series and bring back the Hillman College crew, television still hasn’t explored the experience of HBCU’s; until now.
BET announced their upcoming original series The Quad. The show starring Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose and Ruben Santiago-Hudson will take viewers inside the world of Historical Black Colleges & Universities. It’s tagline “‘The Quad’ is more than just an HBCU” pretty much explains everything the show entails. Rose portrays the newly elected president “Dr.” to the fictional Georgia A&M. She’ll be juggling her troublemaking daughter, demanding job, and her marriage, which is falling apart. The tree minute drama filled trailer (which has an appearance from Jasmine Guy) also shows other characters that made up the freshman class.
The Quad is executive produced by Felicia D. Henderson (Soul Food) and Rob Hardy (The Vampire Diaries, Empire.) It’s scheduled to premiere in January 2017
Watch trailer below…