It’s so hard to say goodbye but as we all know all good things must eventually come to an end, the popular, socially conscious, family comedy series of Black-ish has officially been renewed for its eighth and final season!
Series creator Kenya Barris took to social media on Friday to announce the news in a post that reads, “This show has changed my life in so many ways and I am so proud of the conversations we’ve started along the way.”
We are humbled to have been the home of “black-ish,” a show that has given voice to the Black experience through humor and heart. We look forward to celebrating the series and its cultural impact with the upcoming season 7 finale, and its eighth and final season. pic.twitter.com/YbpORjT2Vt
— black-ish (@blackishabc) May 14, 2021
Deadline reports that the idea of the series seeing its final days may have been due to their current ratings within the seventh season.
Originally premiering in 2014, Black-ish produced weekly episodes that accurately dissected issued faced in the Black Community as well as overall societal current events. Ranging from systematic racism, sexism, colorism, police brutality, gender roles, diversity and more.
The series all star cast list consists of Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy and Jeff Meacham as Josh.
The show has went on to produce popular spin offs such as Grown-ish and Mixed-ish and successfully won numerous award wins ranging from the NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards and Peabody Awards.
Though Black-ish will be missed terribly we are proud of the legacy it has created for past and present generations to come. Job well done to the cast and crew!