Disney has picked up a brand-new comedy series called “Pretty Freekin Scary“, which is based on the popular book series.  The new multi-camera sitcom follows the adventures of Frankie Ripp, a 14-year-old girl who has a seemingly perfect life – great parents, annoying little brother, lifelong BFF – until she dies. After some heated debate in the Underworld with the Grim Reaper herself, Frankie is allowed to return home, but only if she’s accompanied by her new Underworld guardians, Pretty and Scary. Frankie will now have to adapt to her ‘once-dead’ status in the most challenging setting of all…Middle School.

The series stars Eliana Su’a (Fast and Furious: Hobbs & Shaw) as Frankie, Kyan Samuels (Game Shakers) as Pretty, Leah Mei Gold (Side Hustle) as Scary, Yonas Kibreab (Pixar’s Elio) as Remy, and Emma Shannon (The Righteous Gemstones) as Nyx.

The first season will consist of 20 episodes and is slated to debut in the summer of 2023 on Disney Channel and Disney+.

This is the first series to be greenlit under a first-look development deal with Kory Lunsford, who used to be Disney’s VP of Original Series and is the president and partner of CakeStart Entertainment.  He said in a statement:

“Millions of kids and families around the world share the deep appreciation I have for the Disney brand and the kinds of imaginative, inspiring and relevant stories and interesting characters that reflect that brand and the world we live in.  We are excited to kick off this creative endeavor with a show like Pretty Freekin Scary, which brings me back to my Disney Channel roots.”

Jane Gould, EVP Content Research Insights and Scheduling, Disney General Entertainment, added:

“Frankie is charming to watch as she figures out how to adapt to her new ‘life’ and friends under such unusual and unexpected circumstances.  Playing with topics that are traditionally serious adds a unique twist to the storytelling creating a fun offbeat comedy that is a great fit for our linear and streaming platforms.”

Cloudco Entertainment head of development and production, Ryan Wiesbrock, said in a statement:

Pretty Freekin Scary overlays a fun, high-concept, fantasy situation onto the otherwise relatable world of middle school.  We hope Disney viewers of all ages will be surprised, charmed, and entertained.”

“Pretty Freekin’ Scary” is a co-production of CakeStart Entertainment and Cloudco Entertainment. Jessica Kaminsky serves as executive producer and showrunner, alongside executive producers Kory Lunsford, Loris Kramer Lunsford, Sean Gorman, Ian Lambur, Ryan Wiesbrock, Jason Netter and Ed Galton.

Are you looking forward to watching “Pretty Freekin’ Scary”?

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Roger Palmer

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