‘The Fosters’ To End After Season 5, Spinoff In The Works

The Fosters are coming to an end

One of Freeform’s most popular series is coming to an end.  The Fosters will end after the fifth season.  A final three part limited series is set to air this summer.  Executive producers Joanna Johnson, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige released this statement,

“First and foremost, we want to thank our fans — our supportive ‘Fosters Family’ — and Freeform for fostering this show. It’s been the privilege of our lives to get to shepherd this beautiful family through five seasons of love, laughter, heartbreak, tribulation, and triumph — and message to the world that DNA doesn’t make a family, love does. All while allowing us to explore some of the most pressing social issues of our era.”

The show may be ending, but it won’t be the last you see of two of its main characters.  Freeform is currently developing a spin-off starring Maia Mitchell (Callie) and Cierra Ramirez (Mariana).


The untitled spin off is set in the future and will follow the two as they navigate their adult lives.

“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.

Burke also says they plan to have all the original characters to appear on the spin off at some point.

The second half of season five of The Fosters begins Tuesday Jan, 9 on Freeform.

Parish Hodges
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