Disney+ has greenlit scripted comedy “Diary of a Future President,” from Gina Rodriguez, for a 10-episode second season. Debuting in January, the series follows a 12-year-old Cuban American girl named Elena (Tess Romero) who attends middle school and must make her way through the personal and social pressures of adolescence. Told through Elena’s narration as written in her diary, the series follows the daily events of her life and her interactions with friends and family. She lives with her older brother, Bobby (Charlie Bushnell); and mother, Gabi (Selenis Leyva), who develops a new relationship with Sam, a lawyer from her firm. Elena has a strong desire to become the president of the United States, which is made visible through flashforwards to her political campaign as an adult.
Series executive producer Gina Rodriguez will also return as adult Elena in a recurring guest starring role.
“Optimistic, heartfelt stories that inspire are fundamental to our content and creator Ilana Peña’s series delivers on these attributes in spades,” says Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content for Disney Plus. “Families around the world have fallen in love with Elena and the Cañero-Reed family and we are thrilled to bring Elena’s often hilarious and always meaningful journey through adolescence back for another season. It has been wonderful to partner with the extraordinary Gina Rodriguez to champion specific, diverse points-of-view and we look forward to seeing even more of President Cañero-Reed in this next chapter.”