Diary of a Future President on Disney+
You get a front-row seat to the origin story of a future leader.
Streaming service Disney+ is doubling down on original content. One such premiere is Diary of a Future President, which comes from the mind of Ilana Peña, who also worked on the underrated yet brilliant series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
The new Disney+ production sounds like an inspiring, feel-good show with a focus on diversity. Gina Rodriguez, the star of Jane the Virgin, is an executive producer and directed the first episode, plus she has a guest-star role. Here’s everything you need to know before you tune in.
What is Diary of a Future President about?
Diary of a Future President centres around Elena, a Cuban-American 12-year-old girl navigating the ups and downs of middle school, while she begins her journey to become the future president of the United States.
According to the official synopsis of episode one, the protagonist struggles when she forgets to do a homework assignment for the first time and has to decide whether or not to keep a secret about her former best friend. All in all, it sounds like the type of Disney series that both adults and young adults can enjoy.
Episodes of Diary of a Future President are released on a weekly basis.
Who stars in Diary of a Future President?
Elena is played by up-and-coming actor, Tess Romero, whom you might know from Blindspot. Newcomer, Charlie Bushnell plays Elena’s older brother, while their mother is portrayed by Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black).
The cast also includes Michael Weaver (Here and Now), a love interest for Elena’s mom. As for Gina Rodriguez, she plays a grown-up version of Elena as the president of the United States.
Is Diary of a Future President any good?
We very much hope so and given the behind-the-scenes talent, it’s encouraging. The series was inspired by Ilana Peña’s own childhood, and the fact that Gina Rodriguez has taken such a prominent role in producing and marketing the show is a very good sign.
Diary of a Future President could end up being particularly inspiring for young girls, as it portrays a confident and opinionated 12-year-old who grows up to become president. If all goes well, Elena could become a role model for a lot of Disney+ subscribers who are around the same age.
New streaming service Disney+ offers a wide content library, including family-oriented movies, superhero blockbusters, as well as TV shows. The platform comes with titles from not only Disney itself but also subsidiaries Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic.
A subscription to Disney+ costs $9.99/month and if you really love the platform, you can sign up for $99.99/year.
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