I saw this mentioned on our internal newsboard yesterday:
Recently one actor passed on the lead role in a one-hour Fox drama, and another actor took the gig.
There’s nothing remarkable about that, except that the first actor is white, and the second actor is black.
And that’s exactly how it should be, according to Adrian Lester, the black actor from England who just took the lead role in the Fox sci-fi pilot “Beyond,” in which he’ll play the head of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.
Maybe I need to add a category just for Beyond.