‘Grown-Ish’ Sees Mass Cast Exodus Ahead of Season 5

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With graduation comes change and that means Grown-ish will soon look very different.

Six original cast members exited the Freeform series following Thursday’s graduation-themed season 4 finale, according to TV Line.

The episode marked the departures of Francia Raisa (Ana), Emily Arlook (Nomi), Chloe Bailey (Jazz), Halle Bailey (Sky), Luka Sabbat (Luca), and Jordan Buhat (Vivek).

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Only three current cast members will remain with the series — Yara Shahidi (Zoey), Trevor Jackson (Aaron), and Diggy Simmons (Doug). Shahidi will be joined by her on-screen brother from Black-ish, Junior played by Marcus Scribner, as he sets off for college. Additional casting news is expected soon.

“Francia, Emily, Chloe, Halle, Luka and Jordan will always be a part of the ‘-ish’ family. This new season isn’t a goodbye, we are just expanding the world; there will always be an open door for them to return,” season 5 showrunners Zakiyyah Alexander and Courtney Lilly said in a statement. “For season 5, we’re excited to dive deeper into the storylines of Zoey, Aaron and Doug in their post-grad adventures and welcome a new dynamic class to Cal-U, including Junior.”

Grown-ish Season 5 will be 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. Alexander and Lilly are co-showrunners.

The series is produced by ABC Signature.