Yara Shahidi’s ‘Black-ish’ Spinoff Looks Like It’s Really Happening
Fans enjoyed a surprise-filled season finale of Black-ish Tuesday night on ABC. But we’re especially excited about news that Yara Shahidi’s character is going off to college, and we get to follow her in the form of a spinoff show on ABC’s sister network, Freeform.
We first let you know about rumors of a spinoff back in January, and now we have a few more details.
Lead by Shahidi, the spinoff focuses on her Black-ish character, Zoey Johnson, the popular and uber stylish daughter of Dre and Rainbow (Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross) heading off to college.
Initially ABC thought the college-age content would be too advanced for viewers, but it seems to have found the perfect fit on the teen-friendly Freeform.
Brings up warm and fuzzy feelings just like when Denise Huxtable left for the faux HBCU “Hillman College” on The Cosby Show back in the ’80s. The move brought us A Different World, which lasted six seasons and featured some of the hottest up-and-coming actors like Jada Pinkett Smith, Marisa Tomei, Loretta Devine, Kadeem Hardison and Jasmine Guy.
Black-ish just finished its third season and is set to be approved for a fourth. Here’s hoping we’ll see some cast crossover.