This afternoon, the cast and creative team from the new Disney Channel series “Saturdays” celebrated the premiere event at The Walt Disney Studios Lot. for audiences from Harlem to Harare.
The series, from Disney Branded Television, premieres on Friday, March 24, 2023, on Disney Channel with two episodes weekly.
“Saturdays” is a single-cam coming-of-age comedy that only takes place on the best day of the week…Saturday! The series revolves around 14-year-old Paris Johnson and her best friends, Simone and Ari, who hone their roller skating skills on the cool parquet floor of Saturdays, a local skating rink in Chicago.
Together they form the We-B-Girlz skate crew and are determined to show and prove they have the hottest skate routines on the planet!
The series stars Danielle Jalade (“Yes Day”) as Paris Johnson, Daria Johns (“Nappily Ever After”) as Simone Samson, Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”) as Deb Johnson, Omar Gooding (“Barbershop”) as Cal Johnson, Jermaine Harris (“The Map of Tiny Perfect Things”) as London Johnson, Peyton Basnight (“Sudden Sisters”) as Ari, and Tim Johnson Jr. (“Ballers”) as Derek/ “D-Rok.”
“Saturdays” is created and executive produced by Norman Vance Jr., who also serves as showrunner.
Additional executive producers are Marsai Martin, Josh Martin, Carol Martin, and Nicole Dow for Genius Entertainment.
Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies, and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats.
The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens, and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational, and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.”
Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.
Here’s the team:
Photo credit: 1-10) Disney.