American Actress and producer, Yara Shahidi and her mother, who also doubles as her partner announced the launch of their production company, 7th Sun.
They also signed an exclusive overall deal with ABC Studios which will see them develop television projects for streaming, cable and broadcast.
Yara took to her Instagram page yesterday to announce the news, saying:
7th Sun Productions ⚡️ The vision is set. The slate is built. Grateful to my ABC family & excited to join the television landscape to collaborate and push forward the stories of our many intersections #7thSun
Her mum, Keri also shared the news on her page, saying:
Excited to share our next manifested dream✨ We are eager to tell more stories, continue expanding the media landscape alongside our peers and to keep the door open for other creatives⭐️ Grateful for our ABC family ⭐️.
ABC Studios said in a statement:
“We can’t wait to extend and expand our relationship with the incredibly talented Yara Shahidi.” She first worked with ABC as a star of the sitcom Black-ish, created by Kenya Barris. Shahidi earned critical acclaim for her performance as Zoey Johnson in the show, which has been nominated for Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. Tracee Ellis Ross won a Golden Globe in 2017 for her performance as Shahidi’s on-screen mother in the show.
We’re excited for Yara Shahidi and mum, Keri, and can’t wait to see their upcoming productions.