It’s been a minute since we last saw the likes of “Lizzie McQuire” on Disney Channel. The quirky but smart yet free-spirited and perky super pre-teen was a fantastic role model for kids in the early 2000s. Now, creator Terri Minsky hopes to recapture some of that magic with the new show picked up by Disney Channel: ANDI MACK!
The series begins production this fall in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 12-year-old newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee starring in the title role. The single-camera family series, centers around titular character Andi as she’s about to celebrate her 13th birthday. However, when her capricious older sister Bex returns home with the hope of getting her life together, Andi’s life is turned upside down and she is left questioning everything she’s ever known.
Also starring are Lilan Bowden (“Zombie Apocalypse”) as Andi’s sister Bex, Lauren Tom (“The Joy Luck Club,” “Friends”) as Andi’s mother Celia, Joshua Rush (Disney’s “The Lion Guard”) as Cyrus and Asher Angel (“Jolene”) as Jonah Beck.
In addition to “Lizzie McGuire,” for which she was a WGA Award nominee, Minsky created the television series “Less Than Perfect” and “The Geena Davis Show” for ABC and most recently developed “Finding Carter” for MTV. Two-time Emmy Award winner, Betty Thomas (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” “John Tucker Must Die”) directed the pilot and Michelle Manning (Disney Channel’s “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Teen Beach 2”) will serve as an executive producer.
ANDI MACK is on track for a premiere on Disney Channel in 2017!