Along with a revamp of sorts for season 5, grown-ish has added 6 new cast members opposite new series star Marcus Scribner– Shadow and Act has confirmed.
Original stars Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson and Diggy Simmons will also continue to appear on the show and Daniela Perkins, who recurred in the previous season, is now a series regular.
Tara Raani, Justine Skye, Amelie Zilber, Ceyair Wright, Matthew Sato and Slick Woods have joined as recurring cast members.
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Perkins will reprise her role as Kiela, Luca’s little sister who is a sophomore and trying to forge her own path at Cal U.
Raani is Zaara, “a first-generation Muslim-American. She is a sophomore, type A overachiever with a lot of swagger. Zaara is queer and open with her sexuality.”
Skye is Annika, “a funny, sharp, and extremely ambitious freshman. She chose Cal U because it was good for her brand.”
Zilber plays Lauryn, “a freshman who is a little shy and awkward, and sometimes a bit naive, so she overcompensates in an attempt to mask her insecurities. She’s a devout Christian, but very open-minded.”
Wright is Zeke, “a contemporary all-American football player who is super confident and comfortable in his own skin, but still extremely endearing.”
Sato plays Brandon, “a sophomore at Cal U, who is charming as hell, smart, and an overachiever who’s comfortable in any situation. His eyes are set on a political future with the goal of creating change.”
Woods plays Slick, “a freshman who tells it like it is. Slick Is a style icon with no filter.”
The new season premieres on July 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.
The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Zakiyyah Alexander, Courtney Lilly, Craig Doyle, Shahidi, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok.
Alexander and Lilly serve as co-showrunners.