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Freeform Orders ‘The Fosters’ Spin-Off Series

News Comes on the Heels of the Parent Series Concluding

On the heels of the announced three-night limited series ender of Freeform family drama “The Fosters” comes word of a spin-off series following the lives of Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Marianna (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young lives. ”The Fosters” will return for the second half of the fifth – and final – season on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

In the yet-untitled spin-off series, Callie and Mariana move out and move to a new city, Los Angeles. While living together, they take two very different paths and explore the different sides of the city — Mariana will be involved in the tech world, possibly in Silicon Beach, while Callie will continue the kind of social work she’s done.

“Both of them will be faced with the challenges of working in a cultural divide all the while pursuing their dreams that have been laid into those characters throughout The Fosters,’” said Freeform’s EVP programming and development Karey Burke. “It’s really about expanding the universe and continuing the legacy of ‘The Fosters’ but in a different venue.”

Characters from the original series, including the parents played by Teri Polo and Sherri Saum, are expected to make guest appearances.