DIARY OF A FUTURE PRESIDENT RETURNING TO DISNEY+ FOR SECOND SEASON
Disney+ announced today that their original series Diary of a Future President has been renewed for a second season. The series, that launched on the streaming service on January 17, 2020, follows the adventures of Elena Cañero-Reed (Tess Romero) as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school on her journey to become the future president of the United States. Executive producer Gina Rodriguez will return in a recurring guest star role as adult Elena, the future President, with series regulars Charlie Bushnell (portraying Bobby), Selenis Leyva (portraying Gabi) and Michael Weaver (portraying Sam) returning as well.
The series, executive produced by Rodriguez, creator Ilana Peña, Keith Heisler and Molly Breeskin, has received a 10-episode order and will stream exclusively on Disney+.
“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+. “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.”
“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,” said David Stapf, president, CBS Television Studios. “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.”