Ever the fans of spin-offs and prequels, ABC is reportedly in early development stages on a spin-off of Fresh Off the Boat. According to Deadline, FOtB writer and producer, Rachna Fruchbom, is set to write the spin-off series as well. Like Fresh Off the Boat, the new series is expected to feature a new immigrant family as they figure out life in America.
ABC is no stranger to spin-off series. The Goldbergs spawned Schooled, set in the 90s instead of the 80s. Roseanne spawned The Conners albeit maybe not as naturally as other series but its a spin-off nonetheless. Hell, black-ish has TWO spinoffs: the upcoming mixed-ish and Freeform’s grown-ish. So, it should come as no surprise that FOtB is also receiving a spin-off.
Outside of sitcoms, ABC having a pretty big week. There are rumors of a new Marvel series making its way to the network. And, the next live TV musical has been set there as The Little Mermaid, airing during the first week of November. Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, and Shaggy are set to star in the musical.
Fresh Off the Boat season six premieres Friday, September 27th on ABC.