'All American' actor Karimah Westbrook teases that her character Grace James may start dating again in season 2
Based on the real-life story of pro-NFL player Spencer Paysinger, 'All American' has a lot of loose ends to tie up when it returns with season two
The CW's 'All American' dropped on Netflix in March and fans had already started enquiring about season 2. The good news is that the next installment of the football drama has been renewed for season 2.
The story revolves around Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), a star football player of a public high school, South Crenshaw High in South Los Angeles, whose life takes a U-turn when he gets recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. His mother Grace James (Karimah Westbrook), who is a single mother to Spencer and his younger brother Dillon James (Jalyn Hall), makes the ultimate sacrifice of letting her son pursue his dreams even if that means he won't be at home anymore.
The series also sheds light on the plight of African-American families while focusing on the story inspired by the life of pro-NFL player Spencer Paysinger, a retired American football linebacker who was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Serving as the consulting producer of the show, his real-life struggles translate into the screen. 'All Ameican' first premiered on The CW in October of 2018 and rose to critical acclaim boasting an impressive 91 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now that it is on Netflix, the fanbase has increased and many are curious about what will unfurl in season 2.
Season one's finale had major cliffhangers. From the burning question if Spencer pulled off a championship to if Dillon is Grace's ex-husband Corey's child, so much is to be revealed in season two. So yes, fans are really excited.
Karimah Westbrook teased us a little about the upcoming season in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW). However, the 40-year-old actress confessed that she only becomes aware of the plot when she reads the script just before filming. But she surely hopes that dating is in the cards for Grace. "I hope dating is in the cards for Grace moving forward but I am uncertain since Corey is back. There seems to be a lot of unfinished business there."
And as for Spencer, because it is based on Paysinger's life, season two can extend to explore life past high school, past college and way past the professional world of football.
"Stay tuned!" exclaims Karimah. " I was married to Corey and I dated Billy back in high school. It’s complicated but we're adults and I get along with both of them," the actress and painter teased further.