The Duplass Brothers’ DBP Donut to Produce an Original Short Form Series, ‘Shook,’ Starring Sofia Wylie for Disney Channel’s YouTube
- Production has begun on “Shook,” a modern hip-hop dance focused short-form series, starring popular actress, singer and dancer Sofia Wylie Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack,” and the upcoming “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” for Disney+).
- Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass (“Paddleton,” “Wild Wild Country,” “Room 104”) are the executive producers of the series which was written by Jonathan Hurwitz (“Andi Mack”). Directed by Hannah Peterson (“East of the River”), the series is a production of DBP Donut.
- “Shook” centers around Mia, a 15-year-old who yearns to dance professionally but is hindered by daily obligations to her little sister, Skylar, and their single mom, a registered nurse. Although Mia struggles to convey how she feels, with the support of her extroverted best friend, Fredgy, and a new mentor, Ritz, who introduces her to the vibrant world of street dance, Mia begins to express her true and best self through dance.
- Joining Sofia Wylie, the “Shook” cast includes Somali Rose (“Raven’s Home”), LeShay Tomlinson (“Insecure”), Sydney Sepulveda (“Hard Knocks”), Wayne Mackins (“The Prom”), Jenna Z. Alvarez (“Kidding”) and Caroline Harris (“Megalodon”).
- “Shook” will be made available Saturday, September 28th, on Disney Channel’s YouTube.
What They’re Saying:
- Vincent Aricco, vice president, Multiplatform Content Development, Disney Channels Worldwide: “Adding ‘Shook’ as our foray into original scripted content is a great step in continuing to connect with our viewers on a platform they already use, Sofia’s extraordinary talents and already huge fan base enables us to reach and engage with our core kid and tween audience through visual storytelling for an increasingly digital audience.”
- Mark Duplass, co-founder, DBP Donut: “It’s not every day that Disney asks you to partner on a diverse, fun, avant-garde dance series. Actually, this may never happen again, so we’re enjoying it while it lasts.”