“ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING”
ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING is a young adult sports drama set against the backdrop of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) experience at Bringston University, where Black excellence is a way of life. Centered around tennis player Simone Hicks (Geffri Maya), baseball prodigy Damon Sims (Peyton Alex Smith), and the diverse group of friends they have cultivated at Bringston University. This semester, each student is carving out their place at the prestigious Historically Black College. Simone finally has a spot in the top six on the tennis team, but proving she deserves the spot is harder than Simone could have imagined, pushing her to seek out a new kind of sisterhood. Damon found his birth parents, but the truth about why he was given up leads him to make a rash decision that threatens the baseball team and opens the door for a new adversary. Amara (Kelly Jenrette) has found a new role in serving as president of Bringston, a role that comes with new opportunities as well as challenges. Marcus (Cory Hardrict) is determined to make things right with his team, and himself. JR (Sylvester Powell) tries to repair his relationship with his dad. Thea (Camille Hyde) struggles to find her way back to the court after her injury. Keisha (Netta Walker) finds her footing in the dance program, and her relationship with Cam (Mitchell Edwards), who has to find a way to pay for school after losing his scholarship. Nate (Rhoyle Ivy King) revisits old patterns but her outcomes may prove different, with the help of her friends. The pressure is on for these students to take Black excellence to new heights all while still navigating the highs, lows, and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood.
ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING stars Geffri Maya as Simone Hicks, Peyton Alex Smith as Damon Sims, Kelly Jenrette as Amara Patterson, Cory Hardrict as Coach Marcus Turner, Sylvester Powell as JR, Camille Hyde as Thea Mays, Mitchell Edwards as Cam Watkins, Netta Walker as Keisha McCalla and Rhoyle Ivy King as Nathaniel Hardin.
A spin-off of ALL AMERICAN, ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Nkechi Okoro Carroll (“Rosewood,” “The Resident”), Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Marqui Jackson (“Rosewood,” “The Resident”) and Robbie Rogers (“All American”).
CREDITS FOR “ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING” ON THE CW
BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN EACH OTHER – As Simone (Geffri Maya) preps for the Exhibition Match, she is presented with unexpected obstacles that help her decide between Damon (Peyton Alex Smith) and Lando (guest star Martin Bobb-Sempell). JR (Sylvester Powell) stands up for Cam (Mitchell Edwards) in an unusual way. Damon gets advice from an unlikely source as he struggles with an important interview. Nate (Rhoyle Ivy King) learns the truth about her secret admirer. Keisha (Netta Walker) sees her situation with Dr. Pace in a new light and Marcus (Corey Hardrict) surprises Amara (Kelly Jenrette) with something she did not see coming. Ryan Zaragoza directed the episode written by Marqui Jackson (#215). Original airdate 3/27/2023.