Yara Shahidi is out here just letting her Black Girl Magic spill all over the place.
Deadline reports ABC is looking to create a spin-off of their hit sitcom Black-ish, and Yara is set to star in it as the eldest, college-bound Johnson daughter Zoey. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is currently working with the network on the proposed sitcom.
Larry Wilmore, who was executive producer/showrunner on Black-ish for the show’s first 13 episodes before leaving to topline his Comedy Central late-night show, is said to be a producer and writer for the upcoming series. ABC confirmed the news about the college-set show, but says the series idea is so new that there are no deals in place, nor is there a script.
The news of the spin-off comes just weeks after Tracee Ellis Ross recently won her first Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Television Series Music or Comedy for her role as the Johnson family matriarch Rainbow.
Congrats Yara Shahidi on the major come-up. Will you be watching?
All That Glitters: Golden Globes Red Carpet Rundown
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