In 2013, we got our first family drama centered around two lesbian foster moms when The Fosters first premiered on Freeform. From 2013 to 2018, we followed moms Stef and Laura as they raised their biological and adopted kiddos in the progressive and heartwarming show. Last year, it all came to an end with characters Callie and Mariana heading off to college and law school.
Before our lesbian hearts could break at losing another queer show when the series came to an end, Freeform announced that they were developing a time-jump spinoff that follows Mariana and Callie after school. The spinoff, called Good Trouble, is set to premiere next week and Freeform has been teasing us with clips of the drama that show that Good Trouble is set to be just as diverse, inclusive and delightful as The Fosters was.
The first episode is directed by Jon M. Chu of Crazy Rich Asians, and introduces us to Callie and Mariana’s new post-school communal living situation in Los Angeles. We will also meet the new character Alice Kwan (played by actor Sherry Cola), who is Callie and Mariana’s new building manager and confidant. Alice is the first openly-lesbian new character we have been introduced to in the spin-off, although there are rumors that the show will feature more queer characters.
Directors have also promised that characters Stef and Laura, the original Foster parents, will appear in at least two episodes of Good Trouble, and that Jude, Mariana and Callie’s gay little brother, will also make at least one appearance. While we will miss the feel-good representation offered by The Fosters, Good Trouble so far promises to be equally delightful, and the creators seem committed to making Good Trouble just as diverse and inclusive as the original. If you can’t wait until next week, you can catch sneak peeks of Good Trouble on the Freeform Website.