The CW's All American: Homecoming is off to a promising start. The series, a spin-off from the network's All American (currently in its fourth season), follows the story of Simone Hicks, a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills, getting back into the swing of things after having a baby (that she put up for adoption) and spending time away from the court. The drama is set amidst the backdrop of the HBCU experience at the fictional Bringston University in Georgia (where Black excellence is a way of life). There, Simone finds herself dealing with the high stakes of college sports, all while navigating unsupervised college life and making new friends. "The spinoff is centered around tennis, baseball and HBCU life in general," said executive producer and showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll (NK) recently while promoting the show, regarding how this series differs from its football-centered predecessor.
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