Yara Shahidi has signed an overall deal with the Disney Television Studios unit.
Shahidi and her mother and business partner, Keri Shahidi, have formed the production company called 7th Sun. They will develop scripted and unscripted projects for ABC Studios.
Per a statement, Yara told The Hollywood Reporter:
"I'm thrilled to be partnering with my home family, ABC Studios, in this exciting next chapter, alongside my family. It’s exciting to add our production company to the roster of my peers and mentors who are also actively committed to sharing meaningful stories."
Yara is also an executive producer on her Freeform show, Grown-ish. Yara is the youngest producer on the network.
The Shadidis' production company, 7th Sun, “will seek out projects that touch on themes of history, heritage, culture and joy, and that elevate underrepresented voices.”
7th Sun Productions ⚡️ Vision is set. Slate is built. Grateful to my ABC family and excited to join the television landscape to collaborate and push forward the stories of our many intersections pic.twitter.com/GFfx3aEbRz— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) July 20, 2020