Yara Shahidi Opens Up About 'grown-ish' Cast Leaving & Marcus Scribner Joining

Yara Shahidi Opens Up About 'grown-ish' Cast Leaving & Marcus Scribner Joining

Yara Shahidi is speaking out about the casting shake-ups for the upcoming fifth season of grown-ish!

If you didn’t know, several stars from the Freeform series will not be returning, and black-ish‘s Marcus Scribner will be joining as a series regular.

In an interview earlier this week, Yara, who is also an executive producer on the show, dished on the grown-ish cast exiting.

Click inside to see what she said…

“I’m really excited by the way our family’s extending and I think one thing we knew to be true about a show like Grown-ish is it’s special to get a group of people like that together and everyone has blossomed in such incredible ways that I feel like the cast will be around forever,” the actress and producer told ET.

“I think what feels great is that Grown-ish has been a part of everybody’s growth journey and I think it’s been great to be a part of a cast where we’re so excited to watch what the next step is for everyone,” Yara continued. “It’s not about stagnating here, this is just a stopping ground.”

As for Marcus joining the show, Yara shared she’s been trying to get it to happen since the beginning!

“I had an idea for it,” she said. “I was like, Zoey’s graduating, Junior looks into the camera and says, ‘I never thought she’d make it’ and flip to Junior’s show! It didn’t happen quite like that but it’s very cool to have him join because he’s already so much a part of the family and some of my favorite episodes are the ones where he joins us. So to have him here full time also feels like some great kind of growth in his own journey as somebody that we’ve seen try college and try the adult world. It’s very parallel to what Zoey’s gone through, so I can’t wait for them to be together.”

grown-ish season five will premiere on Freeform this summer.

Find out which grown-ish stars are staying on the show!

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