The Fosters is far from cancelled. Dialing up the star-power, the ABC Family series has cast Rob Morrow and Kelli Williams in recurring roles on its hour-long family drama, The Fosters. The Fosters follows Stef Adams Foster (Teri Polo), her wife Lena Adams Foster (Sherri Saum), and their brood — an ethnically diverse blend of biological, adopted, and foster children.
Morrow will play Will, a free spirit, introduced to the family by Stef’s mom, Sharon (Annie Potts). Williams has been cast as Justina, a foster-care specialist interested in the “Fost and Found” website created by foster child, Callie (Maia Mitchell). Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Cierra Ramirez, and Noah Centineo also star.
Read the ABC Family press release:
ROB MORROW AND KELLI WILLIAMS GUEST STAR ON THIS SEASON OF ABC FAMILY’S AWARD-WINNING DRAMA SERIES “THE FOSTERS”
Burbank, CA (September 30, 2015) – ABC Family has cast Kelli Williams (“Detective McLean: Ties That Bind,” “Army Wives”) and Rob Morrow (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” upcoming “American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson,”) in recurring guest-star roles on the hit drama series “The Fosters.” Williams will play “Justina,” a well-connected foster-care specialist who proposes a significant investment in Callie’s “Fost and Found” website. Morrow is cast as “Will,” a liberal-minded free-spirit who is introduced to the Adams Foster family through Stef’s mom, Sharon, played by Annie Potts (“Any Day Now”). “The Fosters” started production on the second half of the third season today in Los Angeles.
“The Fosters” is a compelling, one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Stef Adams Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her wife Lena Adams Foster, a school Vice Principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Recently added to the mix are their newly adopted daughter, Callie, and her brother Jude.
Winner of a Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, “The Fosters” is executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, (“American Idol,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “The Back-Up Plan”) and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (“Queer As Folk”), who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson (“The Bold and the Beautiful”, “Hope & Faith”). “The Fosters” stars Teri Polo (“Meet the Parents”) as Stef Adams Foster, Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”) as Lena Adams Foster, Hayden Byerly (“Parenthood”) as Jude Adams Foster, Noah Centineo (“How to Build a Better Boy”) as Jesus Adams Foster, David Lambert (“Aaron Stone”) as Brandon Foster, Maia Mitchell (“Teen Beach Movie”) as Callie Adams Foster, Danny Nucci (“Titanic”) as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) as Mariana Adams Foster. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, and Benny Medina also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc. in association with ABC Family.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Fosters? Are you excited to see what Morrow and Williams bring to the show?