Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi is taking things to a whole other level! The actress just inked a deal with ABC Studios. She also joins her business partner and mother, Keri Shahidi, as they prepare to launch their production company, 7th Sun. The overall deal with the studio “behind the hit series to develop and produce scripted and alternative television projects for cable, streaming, and broadcast.”
7th Sun will be a part of Disney Television Studios and will be based at ABC Studios. The mission is “to pursue projects that touch upon themes of history, heritage, culture, and joy.”
Shahidi shared the news with her followers:
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with my home family, ABC Studios, in this exciting next chapter, alongside my family. It’s exciting to add our production company to the roster of my peers and mentors who are also actively committed to sharing meaningful stories.”
7th Sun Productions Vision is set. Slate is built. Grateful to my ABC family and excited to join the television landscape to collaborate and push forward the stories of our many intersections pic.twitter.com/GFfx3aEbRz
— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) July 20, 2020
“We can’t wait to extend and expand our relationship with the incredibly talented Yara Shahidi, who has been a member of the family since black-ish,” said ABC Studios President Jonnie Davis. “When she’s not studying at Harvard and starring in our series ‘grown-ish,’ she’s mentoring and inspiring other young people, which makes us all feel like underachievers but also very proud that she’s part of our Studio.”
Congrats are in order! We can’t wait to see the magic Yara and her mom Keri creates!