Disney+ has confirmed that Diary of a Future President will return after a long hiatus on Wednesday, August 18th. A preview of the upcoming season was just recently released online.
The story will continue where it left off back in January 2020. Because of the pandemic the release was pushed back but is now ready for debut. The season continues "the origin story of Cuban American and future leader Elena Cañero-Reed (played by Tess Romero) as she enters the seventh grade" and faces all the challenges a student would face. These challenges are part of what sets her on the path to becoming the President of the United States.
For the season opener we will see executive producer Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) direct along with showing up as grown-up. Disney renewed the show back in May 2020 and it will feature ten episodes. If you have not watched the first season, you can stream all episodes on Disney+ now to catch up before the second season comes out.
In the first season we are introduced to Elena. Elena is a 12-year-old Cuban American girl who attends middle school and is going through all the typical middle school drama that most kids deal with. The story is told through Elena's narration as written in her diary. Elena lives with her older brother, Bobby and mother Gabi, who gets involved in a new relationship with Sam, a lawyer that also works in her firm. It is clear from the start that Elena has a strong desire to become a president of the United States. We know this because of the flash forwards we see when she is President. Similar to the NBC show Young Rock which also got renewed as a little side note for you guy's wondering.
Disney is still working out how many shows they want to produce on their streaming service and which ones work as well as which ones don't. With the success of shows like, Mighty Ducks: Game Changer, Big Shot and The Mysterious Benedict Society, not to mention the Marvel and Star Wars original series. Disney is planning more original shows as well as giving them more time to catch on and develop before pulling the plug.
The season 2 trailer is out now on Youtube and you can watch by clicking the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ZcM4HsUVw. This is just the type of show that Disney needs to capture the teenage girl market ages 12-16 or so. With Disney looking to make more modern original shows that reach a wider range of people, it's no wonder that they have reached almost 104.million subscribers as of second quarter 2021. Trying to do this and stay within the "Disney" plan as far as programing goes is a challenge but it is working so far.
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