With thanks to Gvantza for sharing this with me…
“Television, like its big sister, the motion picture, has been guilty of the sin of omission… Hungry for talent, desperate for the so-called ‘new face,’ constantly searching for a transfusion of new blood, it has overlooked a source of wondrous talent that resides under its nose. This is the Negro actor.” — Rod Serling, Creator of The Twilight Zone (quoted in The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree).
Season 1, Episode 27, “The Big Tall Wish,” features an all-Black principal cast. You can stream it on Netflix: The Twilight Zone (Original Series) | Netflix
Read on here: The People Who Could Have Done Science Didn’t
Hint: It’s not quite because they’re worried about cultural appropriation.
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