As we all know, all major trends are cyclical, from fashion to music to entertainment. The cast of Grown-ish doubled down and leaned into that fact as they promote the coming of the show’s second season. In the Freeform show’s new promo video, Zoey Johnson (played by Yara Shahidi) and friends pay homage to one of the most famous and beloved college-based sitcoms: A Different World.
Each scene of the iconic intro was replicated with a modern spin, from Zoey dolling up and powdering her face, to the sprots locker room scene featuring the show’s twins Skylar and Jazlyn (played by Chloe x Halle) to Dwayne’s flip-up glasses, sported by Aaron (Trevor Jackson). Chloe x Halle’s song “Grown,” which was the official music for the show, even got a modern update to go with the trendy upgrade of their sophomore year.
The cast of the Black-ish spin-off made sure to acknowledge the inspiration behind the opening. “Homage to what made it all possible #ADifferentWorld,” Shahidi said.
The new season airs on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 8/7 p.m. CT on ABC’s Freeform. While you wait for the show to pick back up again, watch the trailer up top and take a stroll down memory lane with the original A Different World opening scene below.