It’s so hard to say goodbye — especially when that departure comes with uncertainty. All American fans have long been wondering when the gorgeous and super-talented Darnell (Da’ Vinchi) will return to the small screen. At the end of Season 2, viewers watched as the show teased Darnell’s exit. He returned for a few episodes in Season 3 before going MIA.
In the world of All American, there are always unexpected twists and turns. And Darnell’s departure was a tough one to swallow for fans. While it’s true that some characters can be barely featured in a few episodes or seasons and then miraculously pop up, viewers are wondering if that will be the same case with Darnell.
Is Darnell coming back to All American? Read on to find your answer.
Is Darnell coming back to 'All American'? Da'Vinchi has other projects in the works.
If you’ve been keeping up with Da’Vinchi via social media, you know that the actor has been landing acting jobs left and right. One of his roles from 2021 has him showing off his acting skills in a play.
On May 24, 2021, Da’Vinchi shared with fans that he is taking his talents to the world-renowned Broadway stage via Instagram.
“Another one. I’m beyond #grateful. Thank you, God. Momma, I made it on Broadway!" he wrote along with the performing arts emojis.
Deadline reported that the star landed a role in the play Thoughts of a Colored Man written by Keenan Scott II.
The play showcased the story of brotherhood between seven Black men living in Brooklyn, N.Y.
"As the sun rises on a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, seven Black men are about to discover the extraordinary — together,” production tells the outlet. “By Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, Thoughts of a Colored Man blends spoken word, slam poetry, rhythm, and humor into a daringly universal new play. This richly theatrical mosaic shines brilliant light onto these men, a tight-knit brotherhood, revealing their most triumphant selves.”
The play kicked off performances at Brooklyn’s Golden Theater on Oct. 1, 2021. The official opening date was Oct. 31, 2021. Da'Vinchi then followed up that gig with a role on Mary J. Blige's Strength of a Woman alongside Ajiona Alexus. The film debuted on June 17, 2023.
Da’Vinchi’s Broadway role doesn't mean that he will leave ‘All American’ behind.
Acting on Broadway comes with so much responsibility and time constraints. So, it’s possible that Da'Vinchi's new roles may conflict with All American. However, Da’Vinchi hasn't shared that he's definitely saying goodbye to All American.
After Season 3, Episode 4, fans worried Da’Vinchi wouldn't be retuning to All American. Fortunately, he makes a brief appearance in Season 4, Episode 1. Darnell also made sporadic appearances in Season 5, more specially Episode 16. So, what about Season 6?
In the past, Da'Vinchi mentioned that he's here to stay.
“I’m not gonna spoil it, but Darnell is definitely here to stay, Da’Vinchi told Meaww. “As long as he can and as long as it does not conflict with any other project that I’m working on.”
And since All American has officially been greenlit for Season 6, fans are excited.
Although The CW has yet to announce a release date for Season 6 of the sports drama, we're hopeful we'll get to see Darnell as least one more time!