Via Deadline, the spin-off series will center on Sofia Rodriguez (Aimee Carrero), an ambitious banking intern and best friend and roommate to Gabi (Emily Osment) who lands a job working for an overbearing boss at Click’d Media, Logan Rawlings (Ashley Tisdale).
Steve will play Kendrick, a super-hot, sexy and masculine journalist with Click’d Media, poached from The New York Times, whom Sofia is immediately intrigued by; while Ryan plays Leo — insecure and brash, energetic with a self-deprecating wit, he is the pop culture editor at Click’d Media and competitive with Kendrick. He immediately spots Sofia as Logan’s next interviewee and is impressed by her easy chutzpah.
Young & Sofia will be introduced in the eighth episode of Young & Hungry‘s current season.
Ashley, who also serves as producer, shared the first look at the set on her Snapchat. Check it out in the gallery below!
When JJJ heard about the Young & Hungryspin-off, we were so excited and now that we have more information on the project, we’re even more excited about it!
Still in development, the new series will focus on Sofia Rodriguez (Aimee Carrero), an ambitious banking intern who lands a job working for an overbearing boss; and Logan Rawlings (Ashley Tisdale), the lesbian magazine editor who appeared on the original series in past seasons (via Deadline).
This doesn’t mean Aimee is leaving Young & Hungry behind though, because she’s not.
“YES!!! Isn’t she so cute?? Can’t imagine doing this with anyone else. Are we like best friends now??” Ashley wrote on Twitter after the news about the show surfaced on the web.
The 27-year-old actress voices the title character in the upcoming Disney Junior series.
In the animated series, which is a spinoff from Sofia The First, centers on Elena, whose journey began long ago when her parents and kingdom were taken from her by the evil sorceress Shuriki.
She bravely faced the sorceress to protect her little sister, Princess Isabel (Jenna Ortega), and grandparents but in the process, her magical amulet pulled her inside its enchanted jewel, saving her life but imprisoning her at the same time.
Decades later, Princess Sofia of Enchancia (Ariel Winter) discovers the truth about the amulet she has worn since joining her royal family and sets out to restore Elena to her human form and help her return to the kingdom of Avalor.
Elena of Avalor will premiere later this year on Disney Junior.
In “Young & The Next Day,” Gabi has headed to the desert on what should be the greatest road trip ever, but she can’t seem to leave her mixed feelings behind. When she hits a bump in the road, Gabi must do what she does best in order to save the trip.
Back in the city, Elliot (Rex Lee) and Alan (Bryan Safi) cut their honeymoon short, forcing Yolanda (Kym Whitley) to step in as marital counselor in hopes of ending the newlyweds’ lovers’ quarrel. Meanwhile, Josh’s chances at love may have just literally passed him by.
“Young & The Next Day” premieres TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 3rd @ 8PM ET/PT on Freeform. 15+ pics inside…
Jane The Virgin and Stuck in the Middle starlet Jenna Ortega and Awkward‘s Jillian Rose Reed have joined the cast, as Princess Isabel and Naomi, Elena’s younger sister and best friend, respectively.
Also joining the cast are Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui will voice Migs, Luna and Skylar respectively, magical flying creatures called Jaquins who support Elena as she learns how to rule her kingdom.
Emiliano Díez as Elena’s grandfather Francisco; Julia Vera as grandmother Luisa; Christian Lanz as Elena’s uncle and Royal Advisor Duke Esteban; Joseph Haro as another of Elena’s close friends Mateo, a wizard-in-training; Jorge Diaz as Elena’s friend and rising star of the Royal Guard, Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo, a mysterious and wily spirit animal that acts as a link between the human and spirit worlds; and Joe Nunez as Armando, a frazzled palace servant who helps Elena on her journey to the throne, will also be a part of the animated series.
Princess Elena, voiced by Aimee Carrero, will make her debut in a special episode of Sofia the First before getting her own series later this year.