Showrunners discusses Bomb Threats & The Depth Of Shared Trauma In “All American: Homecoming”
Given the recent rise in bomb threats targeting historically black schools and universities, the CW’s All American: Homecoming provides a highly detailed account of what transpired at one of these institutions. At least 57 terror attacks have been made against HBCUs in the US this year. In the month of August, Howard University experienced two bomb threats within a week. So far, no one has been detained in connection with any of these occurrences.
Instead of having something like this happen and then expecting the community to simply be resilient and get up the following day and keep on going, showrunners Nkechi Okoro Carroll and Marqui Jackson have been striving to bring to the small screen a blueprint for how to recover from such a situation.
All American: Homecoming Latest Episodes Plot
Recently, Cam Watkins was shown answering the phone and overhearing someone threatening to blow up the school. In the latest episode of All American: Homecoming we saw that law enforcement began their examination, and the normally hectic lives of Bringston students were put on hold when the campus was placed on closure due to a bomb scare.
Cam was disturbed after the interrogation by the authorities, while Simone developed a connection with fellow student Johnson. Finally, a bomb was discovered on the campus of another HBCU, and a man carrying a second explosive was captured a few blocks away from Bringston. Even if the disaster was prevented, it had a profound influence on students.
Showrunners Take On The Series
The showrunners stated that they are contemplating how to respond when something similar occurs frequently while discussing All American: Homecoming. They also asserted that it is OK to have an impact on someone who is going through a similar predicament. There will be opinions held in families and in relationships with others, and they are just attempting to bring those to the screen. They are representing different point of views.
They described a time when Cam and Amara didn’t even need to use words to fully explain what they had all been through. They characterized their relationship as amazing since Cam made sure she wasn’t alone and she finally allowed herself to feel her emotions.
They went on to say that it all comes down to the care and assistance that a person needs to deal with trauma. However, they wanted to create room and space for the conversation because they believed that when people experience horrific situations, they frequently choose not to talk about them. There is a certain amount of endurance that Black people or other minorities are expected to display and they certainly do. They simply accept that in silence because they believe they should just brush it off and move on without discussing it and realizing they’re not alone.
The CW broadcasts All American: Homecoming every Monday at 9 p.m. ET.