So we talked about this before, and it doesn’t exactly squash our reservations. We get that this is a good career move for Tristan Wilds. Being a principal on a smart HBO show with literally dozens of characters guarantees an actor a lot of critical acclaim and not much else. But being a principal on a frothy CW show with a much smaller cast guarantees a good deal of exposure and, not insignificantly, some tall-ass money.
But is dude on some token shit here?
We haven’t seen any of this new show, so any such assertion would be early. But the press materials — ‘an adopted kid from a troubled background’ in an otherwise lily-white cast — don’t exactly challenge that assertion that the show has a cap on the number of people of color allowed.*