adult actress Yara Shahidi and her mother Keri Shahidi of 7th Sun Productions are working with Disney Television Studios’ ABC Signature to produce a new comedy series for Freeform.
Keri Shahidi and Yara Shahidi attend the 51st NAACP Image Awards presented by BET at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin / Getty Images for BET)
Deadline reported that Smoakland, written by the former scandal writer and co-executive producer for The Chi, Coronel jewel, tells the story of an Oakland-born Solo named Solo who is the visionary behind her own cannabis business. Solo navigates through her family’s expectations, friendships, love, and ambition to break the weed of the cannabis industry.
Zahir McGheeThe creator, executive producer, and showrunner of ABC’s Harlem’s Kitchen will also serve as executive producer.
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Shahidi shared the news on her Instagram account with the caption, “In case you wondered what we’re up to … proud.”
Her mother also shared the news on Instagram, titled “Chase Creativity. Proud moment for Team 7th Sun Productions. “
Celebrities shared their excitement like in the comments Tina Lawson who answered with heart. Entertainment journalist Danielle Young replied: “Ooooh! Congratulations queens! ”
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It was also recently announced that Shahidi will perform as Tinker Bell David Lowery upcoming live action movie Peter Pan and Wendy.
“It was really fun prep progress,” Shahidi said in an interview with Good Morning America. “We’re just trying to figure out how we’re portraying Tinker Bell, and she’ll be about five inches on the screen. But we had a really fun time. Preparation ranged from scrolling through lines to creating playlists. “
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