According to Deadline, ABC has renewed its comedy series Black-ish and has ordered Mixed-ish, a spinoff about Rainbow Johnson’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) experience growing up in a mixed-race family. The comedy series follows an affluent African-American family as they struggle to raise their kids in a largely white affluent suburb.
The second Black-ish spinoff Mixed-ish, (Grown-ish, the first spinoff will return for the second part of Season 2 this summer on Freeform), written by Peter Saji and Kenya Barris, follows the character Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) as she tells her experience about growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant struggle to assimilate into the local culture or stay true to theirs. Rainbow’s parents moved from a hippie commune to the suburbs in order to give their family a better future. Bow and her siblings attend a mainstream school in which they are neither considered black or white. The show highlights the challenges of finding one’s own identity in the world.
Arica Himmel plays young Bow Johnson, Tika Sumpter plays Alicia Johnson, Christina Anthony plays Denise, Mykal-Michelle Harris plays Santamonica Johnson and Ethan Childress plays Johan Johnson. Saji and Barris will executive produce with Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson. The show is produced by ABC Studios.
Black-ish is created by Kenya Barris, and stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy.
Black-ish is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Kenny Smith, Gail Lerner, Courtney Lilly, Lindsey Shockley, Peter Saji, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins. The show is produced by ABC Studios.