An Origin Story of a Leader is Revealed in the Trailer for ‘Diary of a Future President’

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The first trailer for the Disney+ original series Diary of a Future President has arrived, and it provides a peek at the origin story of, well, a future president.

Diary of a Future President sets out to tell the story of how Elena (Gina Rodriguez as an adult, Tess Romero as young Elena), put herself on the path to becoming President of the United States. The trailer shows Elena already President, looking at the diary she started in the 6th grade, and that’s how the story begins.

Just from this trailer, Diary of a Future President looks like a great addition to Disney+, a series that should appeal to kids of all ages. It reminds me very much of the Disney Channel shows I used to watch as a kid.

In the new Disney+ series “Diary of a Future President,” we see the origin story of a future leader. Told using the narration of 12-year-old Cuban American girl Elena’s diary, this new family comedy follows her journey through the ups and downs of middle school, which set her on the path to becoming the president of the United States.

“Diary of a Future President” was inspired by creator Ilana Peña’s (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) childhood and is produced by Gina Rodriguez’s (Jane the Virgin) I Can and I Will Productions. Rodriguez directed the first episode and guest stars as grown-up Elena.

“Diary of a Future President” features up and coming actor Tess Romero (“Blind Spot,” “Alternatino”) as young Elena, an unabashed, ultra-observant 12-year-old with a strong point of view, who walks through the world with purpose and confidence. Charlie Bushnell, who makes his acting debut in the series, plays Bobby, Elena’s sweet and mischievous older brother. Selenis Leyva (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Murphy Brown,” “Maniac”) stars as Gabi, Elena and Bobby’s sharp and loving mom. Michael Weaver (“Here and Now,” “The Real O’Neals,” “Notes from the Underbelly”) plays Sam, a lawyer at Gabi’s firm who is in the beginnings of a relationship with her.

Diary of a Future President comes to Disney+ on January 17, 2020.