Yara and Keri Shahidi Ink Overall Deal with ABC Studios and Launch Production Company

Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi and her mother Keri Shahidi have inked an exclusive overall deal with ABC Studios via their newly launched production company 7th Sun.

According to Deadline, the deal will see the mother-daughter duo develop and produce scripted and alternative television projects for cable, streaming and broadcast.

Yara, who previously starred in grown-ish’ parent series black-ish on ABC, is elated to be partnering with the familiar studio.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with my home family, ABC Studios, in this exciting next chapter, alongside my family,” said Yara. “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’s, based at ABC Studios, mission is “to pursue projects that touch upon themes of history, heritage, culture, and joy.” This venture will see the Shahidis doing that alongside their development lead Lajoie St. George who brings over 10 years of experience from NBC International.

“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.”

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