“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
BEING SUPPORTIVE – Simone (Geffri Maya) is trying to break her long running tennis curse by acing her presentation and dealing with boy drama, but a blast from her past brings its own drama. Damon (Peyton Alex Smith) and Thea (Camille Hyde) are all set for a weekend away until the pressure of the high stakes game and interview messes with their plans. Marcus (Cory Hardrict) learns some disappointing news and turns to Amara (Kelly Jenrette) for support. Meanwhile, Cam (Mitchell Edwards) plays matchmaker for JR (Sylvester Powell) and a visit from a dance alum raises the bar for Keisha (Netta Walker) and she’s not sure how to handle the pressure. Steve Acevedo directed the episode written by Hollie Overton (#207). Original airdate 11/28/2022.