DIARY OF A FEMALE PRESIDENT is getting 10-episode series order for Disney+ to debut in 2020. The show will star Selenis Leyva and Michael Weaver along with newcomers Tess Romero and Charlie Bushnell in a CBS Television Studios show executive produced by Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) along with I Can and I Will Productions in addition to executive producer Emily Gipson (“Someone Great”), creator Ilana Peña (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and showrunner Robin Shorr (“The Carmichael Show”).
Told from the narration of her diary, “Diary of a Female President” follows Elena, a Cuban-American 12-year-old girl as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and begins her journey to become the future president of the United States.
Up-and-coming actor Tess Romero (“Blind Spot,” “Alternatino”) portrays young Elena, unabashed, semi-dweeby, ultra-observant, and with a strong point of view, as she walks through the world with purpose and confidence. Charlie Bushnell, who makes his acting debut in the series, plays Bobby, Elena’s sweet-faced but mischievous older brother. Selenis Leyva (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Murphy Brown,” “Maniac”) stars as Gabi, Elena and Bobby’s intelligent and loving mom. Michael Weaver (“Here and Now,” “The Real O’Neals,” “Notes from the Underbelly”) plays Sam, a lawyer at Gabi’s firm who is in the beginnings of a relationship with her.
Rodriguez is directing the first episode of the show, which Disney+ ordered straight to series. She also has a recurring guest starring role as adult Elena, currently on the campaign trail.
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DIARY OF A FEMALE PRESIDENT will stream on Disney+ in 2020.