“I have been trying with some very powerful people behind me," Allen says.
It's been over 20 years since A Different World was on the air, and fans are still asking for a reboot. The show's director, Debbie Allen, says she's been working on it.
“I have been trying with some very powerful people behind me, she told The Grio. "The difficulty is that it’s very convoluted when you’re mixing old writers and new writers."
In 2012, Allen took to Twitter to express her desire to bring back the classic sitcom. She even got the show's creator Bill Cosby on board. “Bill Cosby wanted to see this happen. Right now we’re kinda at a stand still. I got really far up that ladder, and then I got stopped. So we’re going to re-investigate it again because it’s such a good idea,” she said.
In the meantime you can find Allen on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. And she recently directed an episode of Scandal.