The future for Latino voices in mainstream entertainment seems to be a little brighter with the announcement that the Disney+ household series”Diary of a Future President” has been greenlit for another season.
The show, made by Ilana Peña, initially expired in January of the year also tells the story of Elena Cañero-Reed (played by newcomer Tess Romero) as she copes with family drama and school, together with the audience knowing she will one day become President of the United States. “Jane the Virgin” actress Gina Rodriguez plays with an older and Presidential Elena; Rodriguez also acts as executive producer through her production company, I Can and I Will.
“Diary of a Future President” lacks the name recognition of the famous Disney+ series”The Mandalorian.” Still, it has garnered a legion of devout lovers with many comparing it into Disney’s early-2000s series”Lizzie McGuire.” And with “Lizzie McGuire’s” spin-off series dead in the water together with the streaming company, this renewal fills the emptiness.
“We are thrilled to partner with Disney+ onto a series that showcases powerful girls both before, and behind the camera. They’ve been phenomenal champions of this series from day one,” explained David Stapf, president, CBS Television Studios which also helps produce the series in a statement. “Gina’s capacity to shepherd projects with new and varied voices, combined with Ilana’s simple blend of comedy and drama with comedy and sensitivity bring this wonderful coming-of-age narrative to life.”
Rodriguez has become a vocal proponent of this need for more Latino voices on-screen and behind the camera, calling the lack of it”heartbreaking and dehumanizing.” The success of”Diary of a Future President” comes right as Pop TV wrapped up the first half of this reboot”One Day at a Time,” which leapt from its first home at Netflix.
Unfortunately, there’s still far more work to get carried out. CBS made”Jane the Virgin” alumnus Jaime Camil their very first Latino lead of humour in nearly 70 years together with his sitcom”Broke,” though the show was cancelled ahead of the finish of its first season.
It’s unclear right now when”Diary of a Future President” Season 2 will go into production, thinking about Disney+ has shut down all their string currently filming due to COVID-19. Either way, audiences are ready that happens, to follow on her future travel.