FREEFORM CASTS GIGI ZUMBADO, JESSIKA VAN AND DAVI SANTOS FOR NEW SERIES ‘BESTIES’ (WORKING TITLE)
Today, Freeform announced that newcomer Gigi Zumbado, Jessika Van (“Seoul Searching”) and Davi Santos (“Tell Me a Story,” “47 Meters Down: Uncaged”) have joined the previously announced cast of Jordin Sparks, Matt Shively and Brooks Brantly in the highly anticipated new comedy series “Besties” (working title).
Zumbado will play Jesi; a free-spirited 23-year-old Cuban American, raised by two adoring gay dads, who is more than thrilled to find out she has a half-sister. Van will portray Luna; Becca’s (Jordin Sparks) roommate and a brilliant med student who is number one in her class, but has no intention of being a doctor. Santos will portray Simon; the assistant to a high-powered agent, who is constantly at odds with Jesi.
Set in Los Angeles, the series will follow Becca (Jordin Sparks) and her newly discovered half-sister Jesi (Gigi Zumbado) as they’re thrown into each other’s lives by an online genetics test and have to figure out how to go from strangers to sisters. Ranada Shepard, Casey Johnson and David Windsor serve as creators and executive producers. Kenya Barris also serves as executive producer. “Besties” is produced by ABC Signature Studios.