Freeform Renames Black-ish Spinoff Series to ‘Grown-ish’

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Deadline reported Freeform has cast three more regular cast members for black-ish spinoff series, which will be called grown-ish. As of right now, it’s scheduled for a 13-episode in one season.

Yara Shahidi is set to star as the lead while Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook, and Trevor Jackson are also joining the cast as regulars. Parnell, Arlook, and Jackson will reprise their original roles from black-ish.

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The series, from ABC Signature Studios, will start production next month and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App .grown-ish follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter Zoey (Shahidi) as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Deon Cole plays Charlie, Dre’s eccentric and unpredictable co-worker at Stevens & Lido. Arlook plays Miriam, a freshman know-it-all at Southern California University with a no holds barred attitude. Parnell plays the dean of Southern California University. Jackson will portray a socially-conscious sophomore at Southern California University.

grown-ish reflects what we’ll be dealing with in the show – that in between place where you’re not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time,” said creator and executive producer Kenya Barris. “Where black-ish examines what it means to be black, grown-ish is an examination of what it is and what it means to be grown.”

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