Tracee Ellis Ross is getting a special visit when the third season of Black-ish returns to ABC. It was revealed that Hamilton star Daveed Diggs will join the Black-ish cast as Rainbow Johnson’s brother. This is big news as both Hamilton and Black-ish have had a pretty big year so far.
When the third season of “Black-ish” arrives, the Johnson family will expand. Fresh from the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” Daveed Diggs will have a season 3 arc as Rainbow Johnson’s brother, Johan, Variety can exclusively reveal. Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) and Johan, whose mother is a very laid-back, hippie-ish soul, had very different childhoods than Dre, and that’s partly why Johan will be a frequent thorn in Dre’s side. Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has always feared that his kids will grow up to be overly pampered, and it sounds like Johan is the personification of those fears. “He’s sort of a hipster, entitled kid who gets on Dre’s nerves,” creator and showrunner Kenya Barris said. “He’s constantly on a search for the best conditioner for his hair. He’s probably gone to Penn or Wharton and could have gotten a great-paying job, but he’s trying to find himself. That attitude more than anything makes Dre want to strangle him.”