Many lives were left on the brink of death in the Season 2 finale of “Hannibal,” but at least one character will be back again in Season 3. At the 2014 summer TV press tour, Laurence Fishburne confirmed that he will be reprising his role as Jack Crawford the NBC cult hit, in addition to filming his new ABC show “Black-ish.”
“I’m not going to do a full season of ‘Hannibal’ this year, and I’m not going to do a full season of ‘Black-ish,’ which will keep me free enough for both, to have fun and to contribute as best I can,” Fishburne says. “It’s not a problem. It works out just fine.”
In “Black-ish,” which Fishburne also executive produces, he plays Pops Johnson, the grandfather of Anthony Anderson’s character’s family. Though the title implies that the comedy is hinged upon race, creator Kenya Barris presses that the show has “so much less to do with race than it does culture and identity.”
“Black-ish” premieres on Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.