‘Black-ish’ Marcus Scribner Joins Yara Shahidi in ‘Grown-ish’ for Season 5

“Black-ish” may be ending, but the creative universe of the series continues: Freeform has ordered a fifth season of spin-off “Grown-ish”. And as “Black-ish” concludes, another cast member from that long-running series will now transition to “Grown-ish”: Marcus Scribner has officially been added to the show’s cast.

Scribner will reprise his role as Andre Johnson Jr. re-recording, and as the network explains, “he’s embarking on his own journey to ‘growing up'”. plays Zoey), on the show.

As part of the Season 5 pick-up, playwright/producer Zakiyyah Alexander (“Russian Doll”, “La Brea”) and “Black-ish” executive producer/showrunner Courtney Lilly will take over as co-showrunners. Season 4 showrunner Julie Bean and executive producer Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry are leaving the show.

“Grown-ish” will air the season 4 finale, “Empire State of Mind,” on March 24, featuring Zoey’s graduation from Cal U.

Scribner has appeared in “Grown-ish” several times before, but this gives his character a permanent home now that “Black-ish” is over. He has won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Junior in “Black-ish.”

The final season of “Black-ish” is currently in its eighth and final season on ABC; new episodes return on March 22.

Season 5 of “Grown-ish” is executive produced by Kenya Barris, Zakiyyah Alexander, Courtney Lilly, Craig Doyle, Yara Shahidi, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok. The series is produced by ABC Signature.

Freeform said additional casting for Season 5 will be revealed at a later date. For now, in addition to Shahidi, “Grown-ish” stars Trevor Jackson, Jordan Buhat, Emily Arlook, Francia Raisa, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Diggy Simmons.

Scribner is represented by CAA, Artists First, imPRint and Del Shaw Moonves. Alexander is represented by WME, Map Point Management and Gang Tire, and Lilly by UTA, Ben Jacobson at The Framework Collective and attorneys Jeff Frankel and Mike Castrillo at McKuin, Frankel, Whitehead

This article was originally published on Variety.

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