Good Trouble Title Card

Good Trouble[1] is the first spin-off of The Fosters. It is centered around Callie and Mariana Adams Foster.[2] It was given a 13 episode order.[3][4] Season 1 premiered on January 8, 2019 on Freeform and ABC Spark.[5]


Good Trouble follows Callie and Mariana as they move out of the Fosters home and go to Los Angeles to chase their respective careers. They move into an apartment complex called The Coterie and meet their neighbors that come from different backgrounds who are also following their dreams. Callie starts to work for a judge while Mariana tries to find her place in the male-dominated tech world.[6]


Season 1

  • Maia Mitchell as Callie Adams Foster:
  • Cierra Ramirez as Mariana Adams Foster:.
  • Zuri Adele as Malika Williams: A whip-smart former foster kid with a penchant for social justice, Malika is an ally toward many in her community. Her struggle to find closure regarding her family propels her fierce nature.
  • Tommy Martinez as Gael Martinez: A socially conscious graphic designer who lives in the Coterie, Gael forms an undeniable connection to Callie. However, his no-strings-attached mindset sparks conflict between Callie and Gael's latest lover, Bryan. Gael struggles to balance his passion for art, his increasingly complicated love life, and his sister who desperately needs his help.
  • Sherry Cola as Alice Kwan: A first-generation Asian-American who manages the apartment complex, Alice's big heart often gets her in over her head. Still closeted from her old-fashioned parents and in love with her engaged ex-girlfriend, Alice's life only gets more complicated pending her parents' return.
  • Roger Bart as Judge Curtis Wilson: The conservative, yet fair, law-driven judge Callie is clerking for.

  • Emma Hunton as Davia Moss: A no-holds-barred teacher who also lives at The Coterie, Davia is a body-positive social media influencer with deep-rooted trust issues.
  • Josh Pence as Dennis: The oldest tenant at The Coterie, with a mild case of arrested development, and an aspiring musician.[7] Dennis works to overcome his painful past without the help of his fellow Coterie members, putting his own mental health in jeopardy.
  • Ken Kirby as Benjamin: A competitive and cunning conservative clerk who works with Callie and Rebecca for Judge Wilson.
  • Molly McCook as Rebecca: A fellow law clerk with Callie, she heirs from a political dynasty of sorts, with her Grandfather being a Republican U.S. Senator. She is friendly enough, but hyper-driven to be perfect in order to live up to her family’s expectations.[8]
  • Michael Galante as Bryan: A sexy, openly gay man, Bryan lives in downtown LA and works as an event planner at the Standard Hotel.[9] His no-strings-attached relationship with Gael is put to the test when Callie moves into the Coterie, sparking a competitive nature in Bryan.
  • Hailie Sahar as Jazmin Martinez: Gael’s transgender sister, who comes from a traditional family. After losing her job, Jazmin reaches out to her beloved brother for help.[10]
  • Anastasia Leddick[11] as Kelly:
  • Max Cutler[12] as Sam Higgins:
  • Zachary Gordon[13] as Tate Wilson:
  • Nicki Michaeux[14] as Sandra Thompson:
  • Kara Wang as Sumi: Alice's engaged bubbly ex-girlfriend who doesn't understand boundaries, and lives at the Coterie.

Season 2


Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Series Premiere Season Finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1        13     January 8, 2019 April 2, 2019 TBA TBA TBA
2        18     June 18, 2019 TBA TBA TBA TBA


  • The official "Good Trouble" website can be found here.
  • The official only Freeform store for "Good Trouble" merchandise can be found here.
  • The series will center around Callie and Mariana Adams Foster as they "embark on the next phase of their young adult lives",[2][3] in Los Angeles one year after the finale of The Fosters.[2]
  • The spin-off will start with Mariana and Callie moving to downtown Los Angeles together, getting their first apartment, and starting their lives as adults.[25]
    • While living together, they take two very different paths and explore the different sides of the city — Callie will continue to be involved in social work, while Mariana will be immersed in the tech world.[2][3] Callie will also have finished her law program by then, is studying for the bar and is clerking for a judge.[25]
  • The hope is to have all or most members of the Adams Foster family members make guest appearances on the show.[2][3][25]
  • The series will be introduced by the three-episode summer event of The Fosters.[3]
  • The first episode, with the working title "DTLA", was directed by Jon M. Chu, written by EPs Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige, and Bradley Bredeweg.[1][5]
  • One-year has passed since the ending of The Fosters.[26]
  • Both Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez are executive producers of the series.

Notes and Trivia

  • The shows official theme song is "Bel Ami" by Kim Bingham.


  1. 1.0 1.1 ‘The Fosters’ Spinoff Gets A Title; Jon M. Chu To Helm First Episode Of Freeform Series | Deadline
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Freeform Orders Spinoff Series Starring Maia Mitchell & Cierra Ramirez | Deadline
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Fosters Cancelled — But There’s a (Very Promising) Twist | TVLine
  4. Fosters Spinoff: And the Title Is... | TVLine
  5. 5.0 5.1 "#TheFosters spin-off, @GoodTrouble premieres in 2019 on @FreeformTV." TheFostersTV on Twitter
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 The Fosters EP breaks down that tear-filled finale and previews the spin-off |
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