Andi is thrilled to find out the her older sister Bex is moving back home. But there is more to Bex that she originally thought. Bex is back and ready to take a larger role in Andi’s life. Life is about to change for Andi Mack… everything is different now… and it’s time for Andi and Bex to figure things out together.
“Andi Mack” premieres FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
While in LA, I had an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the first series of “Andi Mack” and sit down and talk to Terri Minsky, Michelle Manning, Lauren Tom, Lilan Bowden and Peyton Elizabeth Lee. Here are 3 reasons why YOU will want to watch the show:
- Where did the idea of Andi Mack come from? Terri Minsky told us that the original though of the story actually came from reading a profile of Jack Nicholson. “He was raised with his mother as his sister and I thought, that’s an interesting idea for a show.” That thought just stayed with her…resonating within, only to come out when she was asked if she had a good idea for a show….and she thought, “Yeah, I have Jack Nicholson.” People will find the first episode intriguing. Seeing out unique Andi is…and then meeting her worldly sister…and then the TWIST! When Peyton read the script for the first time and got to the “end of the first episode, [she] was like wait, what? Cause you’re just like reading through the script, and… wait, what? And so [she] had to read the last scene like five times before it really sort of sank in. And then it just made it that more meaningful to [her].”
- A show for the entire family to watch together! Thanks to Disney, we now have a family show that the ENTIRE family can enjoy together. Terri Minskey’s goal was to generate a series that would be a “medium for parents and kids to start a conversation.” It’s not just a message to the kids, but a message for mothers and daughters, parents and children…where generations can watch together as a family. The cast was very tight knit. You could tell that they enjoyed working with each other. Peyton told us, “We’re like family. We spend every moment that we’re not on set, getting dinner or going to a movie or going bowling…”
- Diversity makes this cast special and relatable. Peyton said, “I think that the fact that there is different ethnicities and stuff on the show, it just makes the show that much more relatable and exciting. And it’s very different from anything that’s on the air right now.” When the show was written it wasn’t written with an Asian cast in mind…it wasn’t until they found Peyton that the ethnicity was set.
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Disclosure: I was invited by Disney to attend an all expenses paid trip to cover the #BeOurGuestEvent & other fun adventures in LA on 3/4-3/7. All opinions are my own.