Spoilers ahead for The Fosters' series finale.
The Fosters has officially come to an end after five seasons on Freeform. The show wrapped over the course of three nights with three episodes that tied up a number of arcs, closed off some big relationships, and opened some door for what could happen next for the characters. There's no saying at this point all of the characters will have their stories continued, but's definitely more in store for Callie and Mariana. They'll star in a spinoff called Good Trouble, and Fosters executive producer Peter Paige has revealed what viewers can expect from the spinoff in the wake of the Fosters series finale:
The Good Trouble spinoff was announced back in January, which was a bit of good news to go with the sad announcement that The Fosters would officially end after Season 5. The spinoff scored an order for 13 episodes right off the bat, so it seemed like Freeform was optimistic about how the family's stories could continue even after their time on The Fosters comes to an end. When the spinoff was first announced, all we really knew what that it would be set several years in the future and follow Callie and Mariana as they pursue very different paths even as they share a home in Los Angeles.
The big Fosters finale set the spinoff up in a way that prepares Callie and Mariana to take charge of their own stories while certainly not closing the door on potential appearances from the rest of their family members. Although the girls did move away, they stuck together, and they won't exactly be isolated in Los Angeles. Jude, Brandon, and Eliza are all in L.A. as well. We shouldn't expect Jude et all to show up on a weekly basis when Good Trouble kicks off, but they could certainly have parts to play in Callie and Mariana's lives.
Of course, there was a bit of tension between Callie and Mariana throughout the final episodes, so some viewers may have been surprised at the reveal that they'd move to L.A. to continue their lives together. Peter Paige, who will also executive produce Good Trouble, said this in his chat with EW about why they decided to stick together after the Fosters finale:
Family is especially important to Callie and Mariana after all their ups and downs on The Fosters; it should be fun to see how they grow together and separately in their new show. You can see more of the Fosters family when Good Trouble premieres on Freeform in 2019.
If you need some shows to watch between now and the new year, check out our summer TV premiere schedule, our 2018 Netflix premiere guide, and our 2018 Amazon Prime rundown. For other shows beyond The Fosters that have had their fates decided, take a gander at our rundown of network TV renewals and cancellations.
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