To paraphrase onetime Italian pop-star Lizzie McGuire, this forthcoming collaboration is what dreams are made of.
The single-camera sitcom — which marks Minsky’s first project at the cable network since the Hilary Duff vehicle came to an end in February 2004 — will chronicle the life of Andi Mack (newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee), a tween whose life is turned upside down when unpredictable older sister Bex (Zombie Apocalypse‘s Lilan Bowden) returns home and forces her to question everything she’s ever known.
In addition to Lee and Bowden, the ensemble also features Friends vet Lauren Tom (aka Julie) as Andi’s mother Celia, The Lion Guard‘s Joshua Rush as Cyrus and erstwhile Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn guest star Asher Angel as Jonah Beck. Production is scheduled to begin in Salt Lake City this fall, while the series is penciled in for a 2017 premiere.
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