Television’s Great White Migration

Deadline points out that this pilot season has been a great one for non-American actors. It seems worth noting that the geographic diversity they’ve pointed out contains, as far as I can tell, zero racial diversity. I’d be much more intrigued by and excited for a trend of American shows and movies tapping non-American actors if they were bringing in new talent, and new experience, from, say, India. Or China. Or Iran. Or Egypt. Or from non-white European communities. Substituting one set of white actors for another isn’t really a sign that television’s changing.