In response to Leisure Weekly, Robin Givens has signed on to as soon as once more play Darlene — solely this time, as an alternative of being one of many college students, Darlene is a single guardian whose son is a part of the identical Individualized Honors Program she was. “She’s nonetheless Darlene Merriman,” Givens advised the journal, “however her final title has modified. She’s grow to be a lawyer, she’s a single mother and really near her son and really a lot a mama bear. She’s Darlene Merriman, all grown up. She’s a perfectionist and sticking to her son like glue and making an attempt to be one of the best mother she might probably be however does not perceive she most likely ought to get out of the way in which just a little bit to let him do some rising up.”
Givens turned the breakout star from the unique “Head of the Class,” her fame spiking much more because of her short-lived marriage to controversial boxer Mike Tyson (through Newsweek). Maybe that is why returning to the set after 35 years introduced again all of the feels for the actress. “I am unable to start to place it into phrases,” she advised EW. “It was a lot extra emotional for me than I might probably say. It was like a flood of feelings that caught with me. I grew up on Stage 5. … Simply even speaking about it, eager about it now, it is simply actually emotional for me.”
EW additionally posted a brief video of Givens again as Darlene. “I feel it’s going to be hip and present and in lots of respects nonetheless very traditional,” Givens mentioned of the reboot. “There are other ways to be taught, and I feel these classes stand the take a look at of time.”
“Head of the Class” is ready to premiere on November 4, 2021, on HBO Max.