Family Life is Thrown for a Loop when Disney Channel Premieres its New Series “Andi Mack”

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04 April 2017
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Andi Mack
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“Andi Mack”
Premieres Friday, April 7 at 8:30 PM ET/PT on Disney Channel

         The series revolves around the contemporary coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl named Andi Mack and is geared towards kids, tweens and families, centering on the most important things in any young person’s life – family, friends and the journey of self-discovery.  

         Newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee stars as Andi Mack, 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.

 

         Andi was raised in a loving yet overprotective home. Now, with Bex’s encouragement, she begins to step outside her comfort zone, particularly when it comes to approaching the most intriguing guy at Jefferson Middle School — Jonah Beck, whom she quickly realizes is dating a high school girl, Amber. Andi proves that her greatest strengths may be how she accepts life’s unpredictability with optimism.  She also finds solace by tapping into her creativity in her backyard hideaway, the Andi Shack.
 
       Joining Peyton Lee in the ensemble cast are Lilan Bowden ("Zombie Apocalypse") as Rebecca "Bex" Mack, Lauren Tom ("The Joy Luck Club," "Friends") as Celia Mack, Joshua Rush (Disney Junior’s "The Lion Guard") as Cyrus Goodman, Sofia Wylie ("Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn," "So You Think You Can Dance") as Buffy Driscoll and Asher Angel as Jonah Beck. Recurring cast members are Stoney Westmoreland ("Scandal," "War Dogs") as Henry "HAM" Mack, Emily Skinner as Amber and Trent Garrett ("All My Children," "New Girl") as Bowie.

         In the one-hour series premiere event, “Tomorrow Starts Today,” Andi's family life is thrown for a loop when her big sister, the freewheeling Bex, returns home on the eve of her 13th birthday. It begins with Bex arranging for Andi to train for Ultimate Frisbee with the cutest guy at school, Jonah Beck, who she learns has a high school age girlfriend, Amber.  Andi also grapples with telling her best friends, Buffy and Cyrus, some big news, but is preoccupied making Jonah Beck a bracelet, at his request. Meanwhile, Cyrus becomes the Space Otters' official Enthusiastic Supporter and helps them win their first game.
 
 

 
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