The long awaited season 2 of Disney+’s original series Diary of a Future President is almost here. Today, Disney+ announced that fans can follow Elena’s journey when all ten episodes of the second season drop on August 18th.

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What’s Happening:

  • The second season of Diary of a Future President returns to Disney+ on Wednesday, August 18th with all ten episodes available to stream.
  • The series continues the origin story of Cuban American and future leader Elena Cañero-Reed as she enters the seventh grade.
  • Along with new still photos, Disney+ shared a first look at season two with a special clip featuring both a young Elena and her older, President self. Take a look:

  • Recounted through excerpts from 13-year-old Elena's diary, this coming-of-age series follows Elena through the ups and downs of middle school which sets her on the path to becoming the President of the United States.  
  • Created by showrunner Ilana Peña (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and loosely inspired by Peña's own adolescence, the series has been lauded for its authentic portrayal of a Latinx tween and her friends and family.
  • Peña also makes her directorial debut with the season's ninth episode.
  • Executive producer Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) directs the second season's first episode and also stars as grown-up Elena.
  • Rodriguez continues to reappear throughout the season as Elena's future self and conscience that guides her through middle school and towards the White House.

 

What They’re Saying:

  • Ilana Peña: “We are so excited for season 2 and cannot wait to share this next chapter of Diary with viewers. This season, Elena will inch closer to the bright future we know she achieves, but like any origin story, her journey is not without its hurdles and heartaches. She and her family and friends will all continue to grow up and come into their own this year. I promise you'll laugh, I'm pretty sure you'll cry, and most of all, I hope this season is as meaningful to watch as it was for all of us to make."
  • Gina Rodriguez: "I'm honored and grateful to be able to return to this series for a season two. I love that this heartfelt show celebrates a Latinx family and epitomizes our commitment to inclusive storytelling.”

Cast: 

  • Tess Romero as young Elena Cañero-Reed
  • Charlie Bushnell as Elena's brother Bobby
  • Selenis Leyva as Elena's mother Gabi
  • Michael Weaver as Gabi's boyfriend Sam
  • Jessica Marie Garcia as Gabi's colleague Camila
  • Carmina Garay as Elena's BFF Sasha
  • Sanai Victoria as Elena's classmate Melissa
  • Harmeet Pandey as Elena's friend Jessica
  • Brandon Severs and Nathan Arenas as Bobby’s friends Liam and Danny.  

Creative Team:

  • Keith Hesler and Molly Breeskin are executive producers alongside Peña and Rodriguez.
  • Diary of a Future President is produced by CBS Studios in association with I Can and I Will Productions.
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