Grown-ish star, Yara Shahidi, and her mother and business partner, Keri Shahidi, have announced their collaboration with ABC Studios as they signed an exclusive deal to launch a production company.
Yara already had a relationship with the studios after years of working on Black-ish, and now Grown-ish. According to Deadline, the deal includes the right to develop and produce scripted television projects for cable, streaming and broadcast through their newly launched production company called 7th Sun Productions.
“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.”
7th Sun Productions strives to “pursue projects that touch upon themes of history, heritage, culture, and joy.”
The collaboration is something that most people are excited about, including Kenya Barris, who is the creator if Black-ish and Grown-ish. “Yara is a force,” said Kenya Barris. “She is insanely talented, unreasonably smart and hardworking beyond compare. I’ve called her ‘McMogul’ for years and seeing all that she has accomplished should come as no surprise to anyone that knows her. This deal is just the beginning for Yara, and I’m excited to see where she takes this next chapter and the storyteller she becomes.”