Just days after the mass shooting in an Orlando gay nightclub traumatized the country, The Fosters will air a special PSA ahead of its Season 4 premiere on Monday—which coincidentally centers on a school shooting.
Freeform confirmed to TV.com that Fosters stars Cierra Ramirez and Sherri Saum will deliver a special message dedicated to the victims of the Orlando attack before the episode airs. The premiere and second episode of the season, scheduled before the Orlando incident became the worst mass shooting in American history, will tackle gun violence and the trauma after Mariana's (Ramirez) boyfriend Nick (Louis Hunter) steals his father's gun and brings it to school.
"It's something that's happening so much it's almost becoming normal," executive producer Joanna Johnson previously told TV.com. "It almost seems like a weekly occurrence that someone is taking a gun to school. We wanted ...Read more
The season premiere of The Fostersstarts off with a bang... and that's before anyone realizes that Nick (Louis Hunter) has a gun. The episode picks up moments after the Season 3 finale, with Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) reeling from Callie's (Maia Mitchell) confession that she and Brandon (David Lambert) slept together.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. "Some other secrets have to come out -- it's not just the one thing," executive producer Joanna Johnson teases. "[Stef and Lena] are blown away and blindsided. They also feel betrayed. They feel like the trust they put into Brandon and Callie was clearly for naught."
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The Fosters takes on school shootings and gun violence in its two-part Season 4 premiere later this month, and TV.com has the first look photos of a harrowing scene, in which a SWAT has Anchor Beach on lockdown.
The drama, which sadly mirrors an all-too-familiar ritual across the country, picks up seconds after last season's finale when Nick (Louis Hunter) caught his girlfriend Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) kissing another guy and brings a gun to school in retaliation.
"It's really pretty harrowing," executive producer Joanna Johnson tells TV.com. "It's something that's happening so much it's almost becoming normal. It almost seems like a weekly occurrence that someone is taking a gun to school. We wanted to explore what the impact of this has on our schools and has on our kids."
The ramifications of Nick's actions will echo throughout the season as everyone ...Read more
The Fosters revolves around the lives of one unconventional family. Domestic partners Stef Foster and Lena Adams raise their biological son Brandon and adopted twins Jesus and Mariana. Their family gets even bigger when they decide to take in foster children Callie and Jude. The Fosters navigate through personal and relationship drama while learning the true meanings of love and family.moreless