ABC may be looking to expand the black-ish small-screen universe with another spin-off of the popular sitcom.

The network is reportedly considering a prequel series centered on Rainbow (played in the original series by Tracee Ellis Ross). Per Deadline, young Bow would debut in a flashback episode of black-ish that could serve as a backdoor pilot for the potential spin-off.

No deals are finalized at this time, but the episode is expected to be set in the '80s or '90s during Rainbow's teen years, and black-ish's own co-executive producer Peter Saji is in talks to write the script. The episode is reportedly in the casting process, with plans to film in March.

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If this prequel series does come to pass, it'd be the second black-ish spin-off, following grown-ish's debut on Freeform in early 2018. black-ish showrunner Kenya Barris would remain an executive producer on the hypothetical series, despite his recent deal with Netflix, although he may not be as hands on with the spin-off as he has been with the original series.

grown-ish was born of its own backdoor pilot back in black-ish's third season, which featured Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) heading off to college at the fictional Cal U. The series was renewed for a third season in early February.

black-ish airs on ABC on Tuesdays at 9/8c.

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