Marsai Martin is producing a new Disney show with a mainly Black cast, and we are here for it
Marsai Martin, who is the youngest Hollywood executive producer, now has a go-ahead from Disney to produce a Disney Channel original comedy series called Saturdays.
According to Deadline, Martin (who is just 16) will produce the first episode for Saturdays under her production company, Genius Entertainment, which she runs with her parents, Joshua and Carol Martin.
“Saturdays” is about a 13-year-old girl, Paris Johnson, and her roller-skating team. Although Paris is the leader of her crew, she lives with sickle cell anemia. Through her journey, she shows that a disease doesn’t have to hold you back from doing what you love.
An all-star predominantly Black cast accompanies “Saturdays.” Omar Gooding and Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) will play Paris’ parents. Jermaine Harris plays her older brother, and Daria Johns and Samantha Smith play Paris’s best friends. Legendary hip-hop artist “Yo-Yo” will also join the cast as the roller rink owner Duchess.
There’s no word on a premiere date, but Marsai celebrated the news on social media with the caption, “Y’all see me seeing you, right? 😉 I can’t wait for this! @disneychannel.”