Disney Channel is moving forward with a project from Terri Minsky, creator of the popular teen-focused comedy “Lizzie McGuire.” The channel announced Wednesday that it has ordered a pilot for the untitled single-camera project.
Minsky and Michelle Manning (Disney Channel’s upcoming movie “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Teen Beach 2”) will executive produce the new project, which is aimed at kids, tweens and families. Production is set to launch in early 2016.
Young actress Peyton Elizabeth Lee has been cast in the lead role.
Here’s how the show is described in the announcement: “The story introduces Andi Marcus as she’s about to celebrate her 13th birthday. She’s eager to have a little teenage fun and adventure — just a little — but that may never happen because her strict mother is doing everything in her power to keep Andi from turning out like her older sister, Bex. As a teenager, Bex dropped out of school, left home and now, in her late 20s, still doesn’t know what she wants out of life. But when Bex returns home and swears she is ready to get her life together, Andi’s life is turned upside down and leaves her questioning everything she’s ever known.”
The project marks Minsky’s return to Disney Channel. In addition to “Lizzie McGuire,” which brought Minsky a WGA Award nomination, she created the series “Less Than Perfect” and “The Geena Davis Show” for ABC and most recently developed “Finding Carter” for MTV.