The spinoff from ABC’s Black-ish, from that series’ executive producer Kenya Barris, is a contemporary take on the current issues facing students and administrators in the world of higher education. Sabbat will play Luca Hall, a free-spirited, wannabe existentialist and fellow student at California University. He joins previously cast series regulars Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa and Jordan Buhat and fellow recurrings Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey, aka Chloe x Halle.
Sabbat is an an actor, model, influencer and creative entrepreneur, best known for collaborating with some of fashion’s top brands and designers to curating his own style and eye in the fashion world. He’s perhaps best known for Hot Mess, a collaboration which profiles young people of various backgrounds, photographed in unfamiliar situations. He’s repped by Authentic Talent and Literary Management and attorney Marios Rush.
Production on the 13-episode single-camera comedy series began this week in Los Angeles. It’s slated to premiere in early 2018 on Freeform.
ABC Signature Studios produces. Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series.