Disney+ has released the official poster and announced the premiere date of their original series Diary of a Future President. Formerly known as Diary of a Female President, the 10-episode series debuts January 17, 2020.

What’s happening:

  • The Disney+ original series, Diary of a Future President, from I Can and I Will Productions and CBS Television Studios, will premiere on Friday, January 17.  
  • Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin, Someone Great) and Emily Gipson (Someone Great) serve as executive producers on the 10-episode series.
  • Creator Ilana Peña (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), on whose childhood the show was inspired, showrunner Robin Shorr (The Carmichael Show) and Brad Silberling (Jane the Virgin) will also serve as executive producers.
  • Rodriguez also directed the first episode of the series which was formerly titled Diary of a Female President.

Official poster:

About the series:

  • “Told from the narration of her diary, Diary of a Future President follows Elena, a Cuban-American 12-year-old girl as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and begins her journey to become the future president of the United States.”  

Diary of a Future President cast

  • The series stars up-and-coming actor Tess Romero (Blind Spot, Alternatino) who portrays 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 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.  
  • Gina Rodriguez has a guest-starring role as adult Elena, the president of the United States.  
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