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‘Diary of a Future President’ to premiere January 2020 on Disney+

by Brittani Tuttle

The upcoming Disney+ original series, “Diary of a Future President,” now has an official premiere date.

diary of a future president

UPDATE – 01/07/20: A new trailer for “Diary of a Future President” has been released! Watch below:

Diary of a Future President | Official Trailer | Disney+


The show will make its debut on Friday, Jan. 17 on the Disney streaming service. The 10-episode series will be executive produced by Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin,” “Someone Great”), Emily Gipson (“Someone Great”), and Ilana Peña (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), whose childhood is the inspiration for the show. Showrunners are Robin Shorr (“The Charmichael Show”) and Brad Silberling (“Jane the Virgin”).

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

diary of a future president

Formerly titled “Diary of a Female President,” the series stars actor Tess Romero (“Blind Spot,” “Alternatino”) as young Elena. Charlie Bushnell will make his acting debut in the series as Bobby, Elena’s sweet and mischevious older brother. Selenis Leyva (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Murphy Brown,” “Maniac”) stars as Gabi, Elena and Bobby’s 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 early aughts of a relationship with her. Gina Rodriguez will guest-star as adult Elena, the president of the United States. Rodriguez also directed the first episode of the series.


What do you think of this upcoming series? Will you tune in? Let us know in the comments below!

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