Disney Channel has ordered a new series aimed at kids and families from the creator of the popular show “Lizzie McGuire.” The kid-focused channel announced plans today for “Andi Mack,” from Terri Minsky.
The show will start production this fall in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will introduce 12-year-old Peyton Elizabeth Lee in the title role. The series, executive produced by Minsky, is scheduled for a 2017 premiere.
Making the announcement today was Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Said Bonnett: “As a writer and creative force, Terri Minsky has a one-of-a-kind voice that resonates with our audience, making them laugh and cry in the same scene with dialogue and storytelling that always feels honest.”
Bonnett added: “When Terri created ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ she helped put Disney Channel on the map with a character that our audience could identify with and we look forward to introducing ‘Andi’ to a new generation of kids and tweens.”
The announcement notes that “Andi Mack,” a single-camera series, “centers around 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.”