Diary of a Future President will be coming to Disney+ on January 17th with the premiere episode “Hello World” as we get to see the origin story of a future president, Elena who is played by Tess Romero. We will get to look into the life of Elena as a 12-year-old as well as her family Bobby and her mother Gabi. We will also be introduced to Sam who is a lawyer at the same firm as Elena’s mother, and they will be getting into a relationship.
The concept of Diary of a Future President sounds awesome and it will show the little things that set Elena up to succeed and become the president. While knowing the outcome can sometimes hinder the story, this setup seems like it will not fall into that problem and keep us engaged in seeing everything that goes into Elena’s story. This will also be a story that will make kids feel like they can shoot for the stars.
In the new Disney+ series “Diary of a Future President,” we see the origin story of a future leader. Told using the narration of 12-year-old Cuban American girl Elena’s diary, this new family comedy follows her journey through the ups and downs of middle school, which set her on the path to becoming the president of the United States. “Diary of a Future President” was inspired by creator Ilana Peña’s (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) childhood and is produced by Gina Rodriguez’s (Jane the Virgin) I Can and I Will Productions. Rodriguez directed the first episode and guest stars as grown-up Elena.
“Diary of a Future President” will feature up and coming actor Tess Romero (“Blind Spot,” “Alternatino”) as young Elena, an unabashed, ultra-observant 12-year-old with a strong point of view, who walks through the world with purpose and confidence. Charlie Bushnell, who makes his acting debut in the series, plays Bobby, Elena’s sweet and mischievous older brother. Selenis Leyva (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Murphy Brown,” “Maniac”) stars as Gabi, Elena and Bobby’s sharp 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.
Executive producers are Gina Rodriguez, showrunner Robin Shorr (“The Carmichael Show”), Emily Gipson (“Someone Great”), and series creator Ilana Peña.
We do have the dates of the first five episodes listed below so that you can make sure to tune into them. Diary of a Future President sounds like a great show and we are all looking forward to being able to watch it. Stay tuned for more info on Diary of a Future President as it becomes available.
Episode 101 – “Hello World” | Friday, Jan. 17 – Series Premiere
Episode 102 – “The New Deal” | Friday, Jan. 24
Episode 103 – “Disaster Relief” | Friday, Jan. 31
Episode 104 – “The National Mall” | Friday, Feb. 7
Episode 105 – “Whistleblower” | Friday, Feb. 14