laurence fishburne black ish abc pilot gi Laurence Fishburne joins ABC's 'Black ish' opposite Anthony Anderson

Laurence Fishburne is adding another TV series to his already full plate. The actor (not to be confused with Samuel L. Jackson) is joining the ABC’s comedy pilot “Black-ish.”

Per TVLine, the “Hannibal” star will play the “old school father” of Anthony Anderson in the comedy. “Black-ish” is about “an upper-middle class black man [Anderson] struggling to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.”

The role would be a recurring one for Fishburne, who is also set to star in HBO’s new Walter Mosley drama project. Fishburne is executive producing “Black-ish” as well.

Meanwhile, Fishburne returns in “Hannibal” Season 2 on NBC on Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz