HBO Max has released a preview for its Head of the Class revival/reboot and the new clip reveals the news that Robin Givens is returning as Darlene Heyward…and she’s all grown up.
The comedy from executive producer Bill Lawrence alongside executive producers and showrunners Amy Pocha and will drop on Nov. 4. This comes 35 years after the original series, created by Rich Eustis and Michael Elias, first aired.
Isabella Gomez, Jorge Diaz, Jolie Hoang Rappaport, Gavin Lewis, Dior Goodjohn, Brandon Severs, Adrian Matthew Escalona, and Katie Beth Hall star in the series Christa Miller and Robin Givens guest starring.
About new 'Head of the Class' series and Darlene
The official description: HEAD OF THE CLASS revolves around a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge — a teacher, Alicia Gomez (Isabella Gomez), who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life.
Darlene is described in the new series as “an ambitious lawyer with a degree from Stanford. She wants what is best for her son and is hyper focused on setting him up for success. Darlene might need a reminder of the positive impact an out-of-the-box teacher can have, but she’s fighting for the good of all students at Meadows Creek High as co-head of the Parents’ Association.”
Phill Lewis directed the pilot. From Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series is based on the original 1980s comedy created by Rich Eustis & Michael Elias.