Grown-ish is one step closer to becoming a television reality as Freeform and Refinery29 hosted the world premiere screening on December 13th at Lure Nightclub in Hollywood, CA.
The half-hour Freeform comedy will follow star Yara Shahidi, in her very own spinoff, as Zoey Johnson, as she navigates the real world of higher education.
Attending the premiere along with Shahidi were other cast members Francia Raisa, Trevor Jackson, Jordan Buhat, Emily Arlook, Chris Parnell, Chloe X Halle, along with executive producers Kenya Barris, E. Brian Dobbins, Julie Bean, Tom Ascheim, President of Freeform, and Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming & Development, for Freeform.
After the two-episode screening, the cast and creators participated in a Q&A with the audience.
However, one of the highlights of the night was a surprise performance by singing duo Chole X Halle. The pair performed the theme song of the show, “Grown” as well as their new song, “The Kids are Alright.”
In a recent interview with Variety Magazine, show creator Kenya Barris talked about her inspiration for the show. “I saw a meme one day and it said, ‘Where would Zoey go to college?’ I was like, ‘This is a f—ing show.’ That was my light bulb moment.”
And we cannot wait to see Barris’ light bulb moment come to fruition. Make sure to tune into Freeform for the special two-episode premiere of on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:00pm ET|PT. To keep up in the know, follow Grown-ish on Instagram.