Entertainment TV Marcus Scribner Teases a 'Raunchy' Upcoming Season of 'Grown-ish' : 'It's Gonna Be Crazy' "This next evolution of the character is kind of insane for me as an actor, and him as a person," Marcus Scribner told PEOPLE of his character Junior, who is taking over the lead role on Grown-ish By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 19, 2022 02:27 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Things are set to get hot and heavy over on grown-ish, according to Marcus Scribner. While attending the Disney Upfronts in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, the actor chatted with PEOPLE about taking over the lead role on the black-ish spinoff series and how he is "very excited" for fans to see what's in store when the show returns to television screens later this summer. "Honestly, Junior, as a character, has grown so much over the years that I've been on black-ish, and this next evolution of the character is kind of insane for me as an actor — and him as a person," teased Scribner, 22. Noting that his character "goes into college with the mindset of really trying to get business done and work done" the actor did note that Junior "finds out that there's more to college and more to life than that." "He kind of changes some of his morals, as you do when you go to college [because] you really don't know who you are and you kind of let your environment shape you," the star added. "It's gonna be raunchy. It's gonna be crazy. I think one of the raunchiest seasons of grown-ish that there has been yet." Kelsey McNeal via Getty Where to See the black-ish Cast After the Show Ends Grown-ish originally premiered in January 2018 and centered on Yara Shahidi's black-ish character Zoey and her college years. Now, for season 5, Scribner's Junior will take over the lead role, as Zoey has graduated college. (Shahidi, 22, is still set to appear on the series.) Scribner has already appeared on grown-ish on a recurring basis. He appears alongside other cast members on the show, including, Trevor Jackson, Jordan Buhat, Francia Raisa, Chloë Bailey, Halle Bailey and Luka Sabbat, among others. Kevin Mazur/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Scribner also told PEOPLE he has a dream costar in mind for the series now that he is in a more prominent role. "If we could get Drake to play the future version of Junior, that would be the dream guest star," he said with a smile. "That would be pretty dope."