‘College-ish’ Gets Series Order At Freeform
Freeform has placed a 13-episode order of Kenya Barris‘ “Black-ish” spinoff “College-ish” (working title).
Here’s the scoop via Deadline:
Starring Black-ish breakout Yara Shahidi and Deon Cole, from Black-ish executive producer Kenya Barris, College-ish follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter Zoey (Shahidi) as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.
The series is described as a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Cole plays Charlie, who moonlights as an adjunct marketing professor. They’ll be joined by new characters both in the administration and student body who all reflect the complex and hilarious points of view that populate college campuses.
Kenya Barris is over-the-moon about the spinoff saying:
I never thought they’d let me put Black-ish on the air let alone give me a spin-off. I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to continue working with Yara and the rest of this talented young cast.
To any aspiring writers struggling to make it out there, I highly advise adding an ‘–ish’ to any working title you might have. It seems to be the move.
Congrats to Kenya, Yara, and Deon!