Yara Shahidi in Talks for Her Own Black-ish Spinoff

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Poised, pretty, polished teen Yara Shahidi, who plays oldest daughter Zoey Johnson on Black-ish, is set to get her own TV show, based on her life in college.


Shahidi, who recently shut the internet down with her uncanny redo of a classic Sade photo, is blossoming into an impressive young woman.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, talks for the spinoff are in the early stages, but it “could be planted as a backdoor pilot this spring.”

As with Black-ish, series creator Kenya Barris and former showrunner Larry Wilmore are attached to the ABC project. Wilmore, who was showrunner for Black-ish before moving to Comedy Central to helm his own show, is back at ABC with his own deal.

The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Barris has a second pilot in the works this season. Libby & Malcolm, another comedy, starring Courtney B. Vance and Felicity Huffman, will premiere on the network as well.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter