“Diary of a Future President” has been canceled after two seasons at Disney+.
Ilana Peña, who is the series creator, shared the news on Twitter. “Just found out that [“Diary of a Future President”] is not moving forward with a season 3 at Disney+,” Peña wrote. “Of course, we would love to continue telling this story, but I am filled with so much gratitude for the 2 seasons that we did get to make.” You can see the full tweet below:
— ilana peña (@ilanacubana) December 13, 2021
“Diary of a Future President” first debuted on Disney+ in January 2020 and the entire second season premiered on Aug. 18, 2021.
Created by showrunner Ilana Peña (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and loosely inspired by Peña’s own adolescence, the series has been lauded for its authentic portrayal of a Latinx tween and her friends and family.
The series tells the origin story of Cuban American and future leader Elena Cañero-Reed as she enters the seventh grade and recounted through excerpts from 13-year-old Elena’s diary, this coming-of-age series follows Elena through the ups and downs of middle school which sets her on the path to becoming the President of the United States.
“Diary of a Future President” also starred Tess Romero as young Elena Cañero-Reed, Charlie Bushnell as Elena’s brother Bobby, Selenis Leyva as Elena’s mother Gabi and Michael Weaver as Gabi’s boyfriend Sam. Recurring cast included Jessica Marie Garcia as Gabi’s colleague Camila, Carmina Garay as Elena’s BFF Sasha, Sanai Victoria as Elena’s classmate Melissa, Harmeet Pandey as Elena’s friend Jessica, as well as Brandon Severs and Nathan Arenas as Bobby’s friends Liam and Danny.