Talking Black-ish With Star Yara Shahidi And Creator Kenya Barris : Code Switch Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby chat it up with Kenya Barris and Yara Shahidi — the creator and star of ABC's Black-ish.
NPR logo

Talking Black-ish With Star Yara Shahidi And Creator Kenya Barris

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/481159422/527577011" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Talking Black-ish With Star Yara Shahidi And Creator Kenya Barris

Talking Black-ish With Star Yara Shahidi And Creator Kenya Barris

Kenya Barris is the executive producer of the family comedy Blackish and Shahidi plays Zoe, the eldest daughter in the Johnson family. There are hopes for a spin-off starring Shahidi's character going off to college. Meanwhile, Barris is piloting a few other TV shows for the fall-- including a comedy starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Chelsea Beck/NPR

Kenya Barris is the executive producer of the family comedy Blackish and Shahidi plays Zoe, the eldest daughter in the Johnson family. There are hopes for a spin-off starring Shahidi's character going off to college. Meanwhile, Barris is piloting a few other TV shows for the fall-- including a comedy starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance.

Chelsea Beck/NPR

Talking Black-ish With Star Yara Shahidi And Creator Kenya Barris

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/481159422/527577011" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Black-ish creator (Kenya) and the show's 17-year-old star (Yara) talk about what's next for them on TV and in real life. Kenya explains why he's never felt pressure to explain cultural jokes. Yara breaks down ways Gen Z is ahead of the rest of us. Plus, they preview a possible spin-off!