It's official! Ryan Destiny will be joining the hit Freeform show Grown-ish! According to a recent Instagram post, she will be playing "Jillian, a transfer student from an HBCU who has come to study filmmaking at Cal U." The Detroit native will star alongside Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Chloe and Halle Bailey on the show's upcoming third season.
join us in welcoming @ryandestiny to the #grownish fam. she is going to be on #grownish next season.— grown-ish (@grownish) July 8, 2019
she plays jillian, a transfer student from an HBCU who has come to study filmmaking at Cal U. pic.twitter.com/SaUZ0xnqgn
The news comes a month after Fox's musical drama Star, in which Destiny played one of the leading ladies Alexandra Crane, was canceled by the network. But, as they say, when one door closes, another opens. Introducing a new character to the Grown-ish mix seems like a good move and we can't wait for Jillian to bring that HBCU swag to Cal U.
Season 2B of Grown-ish currently airs Wednesdays at 8/7c. Freeform has not yet announced a premiere date for season three.