The new Disney Channel series makes its’ TV debut on April 7th, but you can catch the episode right now online (watch it inside our cut)!
Actress Peyton Elizabeth Lee, who plays the title character, spoke to JJJ about Andi and how she relates to her.
“I think Andi is like every other kid. The most important things in her life are friends, family and figuring out her place in the world,” she shared.
“Andi experiences so many different things, and they’re the same things all kids go through.”
Peyton added, “I remember when we were filming, there were a lot of times that I could totally relate to the story in my own life, or I had a friend who had gone through the same situation. That’s what makes it so real and authentic. It’s honest. It’s what a kid’s life is really like.”
“I wanted to create something that both kids and their parents could enjoy together as a family,” creator Terri Minsky, who also created Lizzie McGuire, shared of the new show.
There’s a new Buffy on the small screen and she isn’t slaying vampires.
Sofia Wylie stars as Buffy Driscoll on Disney Channel’s Andi Mack and definitely isn’t afraid to speak her mind…especially when it comes to her name.
In the first episode — which you can watch right now on the Disney Channel App, Video-on-Demand, Disney.com, Disney Channel YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play — Buffy makes a little joke about being named after the famed vampire slayer, which celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary today.
So, how does Sofia actually feel about playing a Buffy?
“I love her name. I wish my real name was Buffy,” she told JJJ. “I think it’s such a cool name.”
Sofia actually started watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer after she learned of her character’s name, too. “That’s such a cool show. Anyone who gets to be named after her is pretty awesome.”
Disney Channel’s new series, Andi Mack, might not be premiering on TV until April — but you can watch the first episode RIGHT NOW online!
You can catch it from the Disney Channel App, Video-on-Demand, Disney.com, Disney Channel YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play!
The series, starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the title character, centers on Andi, a girl whose life goes from routine to roller coaster overnight.
In the serialized story, Andi is contemplative and artistic and sheltered by overprotective parents. But on the eve of her 13th birthday, Andi’s free-spirited older sister Bex returns home with a revelation that changes everything and sends Andi on an uncharted course of self-discovery.
At least she’s in good company; her best friends, Cyrus and Buffy, are also figuring out their places in the world. Along the way, Andi learns that sometimes the unexpected is what makes life great.
Want to meet the entire cast of Andi Mack? Click inside now!
The two actors, who play Jonah Beck and Cyrus, spoke with JJJ recently about the series and gave fans even more reason to watch it.
“There’s something really cool about Andi Mack and it’s how real it is,” Joshua told us. “It’s very exciting for a lot of people and all of them are going to love how real and how much everyone is going to relate to it.”
Asher completely agrees, too.
“It’s so different, raw and authentic. I think a lot of people will relate to this show because it has very real life situations and events that have happened.”
While the series doesn’t make it’s television premiere until April 7th, the show WILL be available on-demand from the Disney Channel App, Video-on-Demand, Disney.com, Disney Channel YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play TOMORROW, March 10th!
The series follows Andi (Lee), who has been raised to live on the safe side, but on her 13th birthday, a revelation jumpstarts her path of self-discovery.
At every twist and turn, she’s anchored by a loving albeit complicated family and her loyal best friends, Cyrus (Rush) and Buffy (Wylie). Along the way, she learns that sometimes the unexpected is what truly makes life great.
Now that we know when Disney Channel’s new show Andi Mack will premiere, let’s get to know one of the stars, shall we?
JJJ recently caught up with rising actor Asher Angel, who plays Jonah in the coming-of-age story about a relatable girl who’s trying to determine where she fits in and the many amazing ways she can live her life.
Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) has been raised to live on the safe side, but on her 13th birthday, a revelation jumpstarts her path of self-discovery.
At every twist and turn, she’s anchored by a loving albeit complicated family and her loyal best friends, Cyrus (Joshua Rush) and Buffy (Sofia Wylie). Along the way, she learns that sometimes the unexpected is what truly makes life great.
“I am so excited for people to meet the cast and characters in this show and to go on this ride with us that explore the issues and stories that impact kids, families, and friends,” Asher told us about the new show.
Check out 10 fun facts Asher shared with us:
1. I love anything spicy.
2. Singing is my other passion
3. I have 7 animals at home.
4. I am the oldest of three.
5. I am a serious sports fan!
6. Would love to play Pippen one day on Broadway.
7. I have performed in over 30 musical theater shows.
8. I started skiing when I was 3!
9. My favorite color is blue.
10. My middle name is DOV.