Big news Debby Ryan fans! It has just been announced that Debby will be staring in a new Disney Channel series.
I for one definitely did not see this coming. Disney has almost always cut it’s stars loose one they turned 18 which is where Debby will be in just under two months. I’m somewhat skeptical as to how exactly they’ll manage to pull off a traditional DC series with her. I mean, there’s no hiding her bust as it is…
I’m starting to think that they’re finally opening up to trying things that are different to keep their talent. But, as with many tings, only time will tell.
Here’s more from the Hollywood Reporter…
‘Suite Life’s’ Debby Ryan Gets Her Own Disney Channel Series
The actress, who will play an au pair in Jessie, follows in the footsteps of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato in getting her own show on the channel.
Like Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato before her, Debby Ryan has the star machine of Disney behind her.
The actress, who plays country girl Bailey Pickett on the Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Deck, has been tapped to star in a new Disney series called Jessie. She’ll play a teen from rural Texas who moves to New York and becomes an au pair to a wealthy family with four children. The series will be previewed at Disney’s upfront presentation Wednesday in New York, where Ryan will be in attendance.
The series, which premieres in the fall, will once again team Ryan with Suite Life producer Pam Eels (Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Family Matters). Disney will position the show, from It’s a Laugh Prods., as a companion to the already popular Good Luck Charlie.
Meantime, the network will continue to pump the Ryan brand through the Suite Life on Deck movie, which will premiere on the channel March 25.
Ryan, who previously appeared in the Disney Channel’s 16 Wishes movie, is repped by Innovative Artists and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Entertainment.