‘Diary of Future President’ Picked Up By Disney+ For a Second Season
Disney+ made the announcement this week that one of the streaming networks popular scripted series will be back for a second season! “Diary of a Future President” has been renewed! The show which comes from CBS Television Studios and I Can and I Will Productions is executive produced by Gina Rodriguez and creator Ilana Peña (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Keith Heisler and Molly Breeskin. Peña and Heisler are co-showrunners.
The series follows the adventures of Elena Cañero-Reed as she navigates through middle school before she goes on to become the future president of the United States. Series regulars include Tess Romero (“Blind Spot”) as Elena, Charlie Bushnell as Bobby, Selenis Leyva (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Murphy Brown”) as Gabi and Michael Weaver (“Here and Now,” “The Real O’Neals”) as Sam.
Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) will return as adult Elena, the future president of the United States, in a recurring guest-starring role.
“Optimistic, heartfelt stories that inspire are fundamental to our content and creator Ilana Peña’s series delivers on these attributes in spades,” says Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. She added, “Families around the world have fallen in love with Elena and the Cañero-Reed family and we are thrilled to bring Elena’s often hilarious and always meaningful journey through adolescence back for another season. It has been wonderful to partner with the extraordinary Gina Rodriguez to champion specific, diverse points-of-view and we look forward to seeing even more of President Cañero-Reed in this next chapter.”
David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios had this to say about the continue partnership, “We’re thrilled to partner with Disney+ on a series that showcases strong women both in front of and behind the camera. They’ve been incredible champions of the show from day one.” He added, “Gina’s ability to shepherd projects with new and diverse voices, combined with Ilana’s effortless blend of comedy and drama with humor and sensitivity bring this wonderful coming-of-age story to life.”
The second series received an order for 10-episodes and will stream exclusively on Disney+. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for the latest Disney+ news and updates.
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