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Season 1 of Good Trouble premiered Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 on Freeform. It is the spin-off of the hit series The Fosters.

Production for Season 1 officially started on June 11, 2018. The series was picked up for a thirteen episode order shortly after.


The anticipated spin-off of the groundbreaking family drama “The Fosters", Good Trouble follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles. Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech and Callie faces the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge.

After moving to The Coterie in Downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Faced with new neighbors, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels.

The series also stars Tommy Martinez as Gael, Sherry Cola as Alice, Zuri Adele as Malika, and Roger Bart as Judge Wilson.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Stars

  • J. Mallory McCree as Dom Williams (4/13)
  • Noshir Dalal as Amir Turani (4/13)
  • Jonathan Stanley as Lawrence Griffin (4/13)
  • Jeffrey Stubblefield as Michael Davidson (4/13)
  • Sarunas J. Jackson as Isaac Hall (4/13)
  • Dianne Doan as Kate Nguyen (4/13)
  • Seri DeYoung as Claire (4/13)
  • Maisie Klompus as Rachel (4/13)
  • Rachel Rosenbloom as Gina (4/13)
  • Iantha Richardson as Tolu Eze (3/13)
  • Eric M. Myrick as Dylan (3/13)
  • Hailie Sahar as Jazmin Martinez[16] (3/13)
  • Lisagaye Tomlinson[17] as Nia Walker[18] (3/13)
  • Zachary Gordon as Tate Wilson (3/13)
  • Annie Little as Jennifer (3/13)
  • Jessica Tuck as Libby Wilson (2/13)
  • Brandon Barash as Nathan (2/13)
  • Lee Chen as Trea Kwan (2/13)
  • Robert Michael Lee as Alan Kwan (2/13)
  • Karole Foreman as Mrs. Williams (2/13)
  • Riley Go as Vivian (2/13)
  • Kevin Sifuentes as Carl (2/13)
  • Barbara Eve Harris as Barbara (1/13)
  • Kira Kosarin as Aria[19] (1/13)
  • Joanna Johnson as Diana (1/13)
  • Spencer Moore II as Jamal Thompson (1/13) (Video footage)

Special Guest Stars


# Image Title First aired
1 1x01 Promo1.jpg DTLA January 8, 2019
We pick up where “The Fosters” ended, 5 years in the future, with sisters Callie & Mariana graduating college and moving to downtown Los Angeles. Living with a group of friends in a community style living space, Callie and Mariana navigate the beginning of their careers — Callie clerking for a conservative judge and Mariana in the male-dominated tech space. The sisters and best friends will navigate love, sex, and the complicated relationships that come with living in a new city in your 20s.
2 1x02 Promo2.jpg The Coterie Jaunary 15, 2019
The residents of The Coterie throw an epic party, which Jude attends. Callie puts aside work for one evening to finally let loose and enjoy herself, but will it put her job as a law clerk in jeopardy? Meanwhile, Mariana tries to make friends with her new co-workers since she still feels like an outsider. Alice gets some upsetting news about her ex-girlfriend, Sumi, while Malika is confronted by her foster care past.
Guest Star: Hayden Byerly
3 1x03 Promo1.jpg Allies January 22, 2019
Callie’s love life heats up, especially after she reaches out to an old friend for some legal advice. Mariana’s attempt to get ahead at work has surprising consequences. Gael’s sister, Jazmin, reaches out to him for help.
Guest Star: Beau Mirchoff
4 1x04 Promo1.jpg Playing the Game January 29, 2019
Judge Wilson invites Callie and the other clerks over for a seemingly friendly BBQ that takes an unexpected turn. Mariana deals with a lack of diversity in her workplace and questions whether it’s the right place for her. Alice struggles with the responsibilities of managing the The Coterie.
5 1x05 Promo2.PNG Parental Guidance Suggested Feburay 5, 2019
Callie and Mariana's moms visit their new digs, but even with all The Coterie residents on their best behavior things get out of hand. Meanwhile, Dennis reveals a shocking truth about his past.
Guest Stars: Sherri Saum and Teri Polo
6 1x06 Promo2.jpg Imposter February 12, 2019
Callie plans to disclose her connection to Malika to Judge Wilson before Ben has the opportunity to undermine her and, in the process, learns she might not be the only one with a conflict of interest on her team. Meanwhile, Gael consults Callie for legal help for his sister Jazmin.
7 1x07 Promo2.jpg Swipe Right February 19, 2019
Mariana, Davia, Malika, and Alice set-up dates for each other using a popular dating app, to varying degrees of success. Meanwhile, Callie makes a big decision regarding her relationship with Gael.
8 1x08 Promo5.jpg Byte Club February 26, 2019
Mariana forms a women-in-tech “fight club” with other women in her office to deal with sexism in their workplace. Meanwhile, despite bonding over past traumas, Callie and Rebecca don't see eye-to-eye on how to address a potential workplace harassment situation for a colleague.
Guest Star: Noah Centineo
9 1x09 Promo7.jpg Willful Blindness March 5, 2019
While Gael is busy prepping for his upcoming art show, Callie is on edge about how much Rebecca knows of her living situation. Meanwhile, Callie urges Rebecca and Judge Wilson to take action to protect a young female clerk working for a judge with a history of harassment. Alice is roped into planning a wedding shower for Sumi.
10 1x10 Promo7.jpg Re-Birthday March 12, 2019
It’s Davia’s birthday and The Coterie group goes out for an epic competitive bar-crawl, causing tensions to run high between the romantic “rectangle” of Callie, Jamie, Gael and Bryan, and a surprising run-in with Callie and Mariana’s brother, Brandon. Meanwhile, Alice struggles with Sumi’s constant flirtations during the evening, while Mariana and Raj bond.
Guest Star: David Lambert.
11 1x11 Promo5.jpg Less Than March 19, 2019
Callie takes her moms, Mariana and Jamie to meet Judge Wilson and his family. Mariana and the other women at Speckulate face a heightened risk of being fired when the spreadsheet they created to fight gender pay inequality becomes less anonymous.
Guest Stars: Teri Polo and Sherri Saum.
12 1x12 Promo8.jpg Broken Arted March 26, 2019
Gael’s art show brings together members of The Coterie for an evening that has emotions running high, especially amongst Gael, Bryan, Callie, and Jamie. Mariana develops a new app idea to pitch to Evan, but the issues at Speckulate continue to threaten to thwart her plans. Callie learns some shocking information about the Jamal case.
13 113 Promo8.jpg Vitamin C April 2, 2019
Jamal’s trial begins, along with the Black Lives Matter protest Malika has organized, leaving Callie in a difficult position knowing she has information that could help Jamal’s lawyers. Mariana gets some new information about the salaries at Speckulate from an unlikely ally, forcing her to make a decision about whether or not to release the spreadsheet outlining the pay gap. Meanwhile, Sumi’s wedding day is here, and it’s time for Alice to face her emotions head-on.

Notes and Trivia

  • This is the first official spin-off of The Fosters.
  • The season takes a place a few weeks after The Fosters series finale, Where the Heart Is..[26]
  • The spin-off begins with Mariana and Callie moving to downtown Los Angeles together, getting their first apartment, and starting their lives as adults.[28]
    • While living together, they take two very different paths and explore the different sides of the city — Callie continues to be involved in social work, while Mariana is immersed in the tech world.[29][30] Callie also has finished her law program by then, is studying for the bar and is clerking for a judge.[28]
  • The hope is to have all or most members of the Adams Foster family members make guest appearances on the show.[29][30][28]
  • The series was previously introduced by the three-episode summer event of The Fosters.[30]
  • The first episode, "DTLA", was directed by Jon M. Chu, written by executive producers Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige, and Bradley Bredeweg.[32][33]
  • Cierra Ramirez described the show as, "edgier and sexier then Fosters".[34]
  • Kelli Williams directed a number of episodes throughout the season. She previously directed episodes of The Fosters.
  • Sarunas J. Jackson was rumored to be playing Isaac Hall in a recurring role before he was officially announced. He later teased his role in his Instagram story on October 11, 2018.
  • On October 14, 2018, Good Trouble wrapped filming for its first season.
  • Miniature character trailers and previews were released after filming wrapped.
  • The first in a series of communal dining experiences inside a Good Trouble bus took place on November 29, 2018.
  • Forbes named the series the number one most anticipated show of 2019.
  • According to EP Peter Paige, the show can be watched without having previously seen The Fosters.
  • The first episode, DTLA, was made available to watch one week early on Hulu, FreeForm, and Xfinity.
  • The show is available to watch in Canada on ABC Spark.
  • Gael Martinez's bisexuality is both explained and seen throughout the season.[38]
  • Race, white supremacy, and illegal shootings of people of color were major plotlines in the series.
    • In addition, Black Lives Matter consulted with the executive producers of the series.
    • Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullers also made an appearance in "Vitamin C".
  • In mid-January of 2019, The New Yorker Magazine wrote a piece on Good Trouble and the impact of the characters in it and the world they live in and how it mirrors the real world. The piece was shared with the recently headline-making show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[39]
    • The piece touched on the season a whole and included pieces from than-upcoming episodes.



Behind the Scenes


  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 The Fosters EP breaks down that tear-filled finale and previews the spin-off |
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