Ally McBeal was an American sitcom that ran for 5 years from 1997 to 2002. Featuring a romcom relationship against the backdrop of a legal court drama, the series explored the titular character of Ally McBeal’s tackle through the various problems that life throws her way. Recent news revealed that the sequel to the series will see a young black woman take the lead role and join the law firm straight out of law school has some fans worried.
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Tweets about racism emerged for Ally McBeal
Several fans took to Twitter to express their ingratitude for being disloyal to the original series by casting a black woman in the lead role. While other fans counter this argument by giving ideas of modernity and acceptance.
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In the upcoming sequel, the lead actress’s character is believed to be the child of Ally McBeal’s District Attorney’s roommate Renée Raddick. Some fans expressed their excitement on Twitter while others showed their views.
The ‘ALLY MCBEAL’ sequel series will follow a young Black woman who joins the law firm straight out of law school.
The young woman is believed to be the daughter of Ally McBeal’s D.A. roommate Renée Raddick.
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— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) August 19, 2022
incoming triggered comments section calling it woke
— Farhan (@farhan__mehmood) August 19, 2022
Better that it is a sequel than a literal remake of the series
— Samantha J. Foster Composer (@sjfostersound) August 19, 2022
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I loved it. Nothing else like it so keep an open mind!!
— Becs (@Becsdutchfos) August 20, 2022
Black in old white stories its the only one way Hollywood now can develops? Just new story about black, white, latino or asian person no?
— Eshelton🐉⚜️ (@Kornuol) August 19, 2022
Ally McBeal causes closet racists to come out
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Premiering in the month of September 1997, the series follows the attorney Ally McBeal who leaves her earlier job due to sexual harassment. Joining a new firm by the name of Cage & Fish, she is horrified to learn that she would be working with none other than her ex-boyfriend Billy Thomas who she never got over with. The 5 season run follows the trio of Ally, Billy, and his wife Georgia tackling matters of personal life as well as some court drama.
It has been confirmed that a sequel series to Ally McBeal is being made over at ABC and the original actress Calista Flockhart is alleged to guest star and be an executive producer in the series. There has been no release date confirmed for the series.
All 5 seasons of Ally McBeal are available to stream on Hulu
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