Way back at the Disney Investor Day in 2020, Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee announced they would be making a brand new series for Disney+ called “Tiana”, which is a followup to the classic animated film, “The Princess And The Frog”.
Originally, the show was going to be released in 2023, but unfortunately, the show has now been pushed back to 2024. While we hadn’t heard anything about the new Disney+ series, last month, Jennifer Lee did confirm in a recent interview with Ecartelera, that the show was still in development:
‘Tiana’ is a new world for her, a new direction and a new voice. I think it’s a very good platform to start playing with things that have meant a lot to many of us.
And today, Variety has revealed that Joyce Sherri has joined the project as the show’s lead writer and director. Joyce has previously worked on the Netflix series, “Midnight Mass”, along with several shorts, including “Beauty”, “Forever”, and “Down, Down Baby”. She was also awarded the Slamdance grand prize for screenwriting for her first feature screenplay for coming-of-age drama “Sweet Sixteen.”
The new “Tiana” series is being produced by Nathan Curtis, with Jennifer Lee executive producing. Stella Meghie was previously writing and directing the show, but will now just remain aboard the project as the executive producer.
With the show being announced nearly three years ago, it shows how Disney was premature in announcing so many projects at the Investor Day, as there have been many shows and films revealed during that virtual event that have been either been cancelled or delayed.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.