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Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs Joins Black-ish for ‘Major’ Arc

2016 Tony Awards - Arrivals
Daveed Diggs. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

After winning a Tony and leaving Hamilton, what will Daveed Diggs do for an encore? A lot of things, but now, also, Black-ish. Variety reports that Diggs will play Johan, brother of Tracee Ellis Ross’s Rainbow, in the ABC family sitcom in what is apparently “a major season three arc.” In the words of creator Kenya Barris, Diggs’s character is “sort of a hipster, entitled kid who gets on Dre’s nerves. He’s constantly on a search for the best conditioner for his hair.” Aside from Black-ish, Diggs has also booked roles in the Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay film Wonder and Andy Samberg’s Lance Armstrong parody Tour de Pharmacy. It is unclear if his characters in those projects will have any hair-related traits.

Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs Joins Black-ish