From black-ish executive producer, Kenya Barris, comes a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey – Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter — as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.
Two series regulars and two recurring characters have been added to the cast of grown-ish, the spin-off of ABC’s award-winning hit series black-ish. The 13-episode, single-camera comedy will start production next week and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App, available on connected TV, mobile devices, and online. Joining the previously announced cast is:
Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Ana.
Ana is an outspoken conservative freshmen at Southern California University.
Jordan Buhat (Summer of '84) as Vivek.
Vivek is a first generation Indian-American freshman with an endearing lack of self-awareness.
And Chloe and Halle Bailey (Chloe x Halle) as recurring characters, Sky and Jazz.
The R&B duo, who recently served as one of Beyoncé's opening acts for the European leg of The Formation World Tour, will play twin sisters who are members of the track team at Zoey's college.