“We found out a couple minutes before the [press] release came out, and it was surprisingly emotional and sad, and then exciting and also devastating,” Mitchell told TVLine when we caught up with the show’s cast at the first-ever Freeform Summit last week.
TVLINE | Congrats on getting your own spinoff! What was your reaction when you found out?
CIERRA RAMIREZ | [It’s] very exciting. I think we were all just as shocked as everyone [else].
MAIA MITCHELL | We found out the show was ending, and they were like, “Do you want to keep the story alive?” We were like, “Yeah, in whatever way we can. Let’s figure it out.” They came up with a way for us to do that. There are going to be appearances from all your Fosters favorites, so it’s not just going to be our show. There are going to be new series regulars and new characters, and still the same amount of representation as we’ve had on The Fosters, and the same topics. It’s [the] same but different.
Will you miss The Fosters? Will you watch the spinoff series or boycott the show?