Disney Slates Short-Form Sofia Wylie Series


Performer Sofia Wylie (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Andi Mack) is headlining the scripted YouTube dance series Shook, which is set to have its television debut during a special programming event on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.

Filmed around Los Angeles, Shook centers around Mia (Wylie), a 15-year-old who yearns to dance professionally but is hindered by daily obligations to her little sister Skylar (Somali Rose) and their single mom Sandra (LeShay Tomlinson), a registered nurse. The modern/hip-hop dance series will bow on Monday, January 20, at 8 p.m.

Although Mia struggles to convey how she feels, she has the support of her extroverted best friend Fredgy (Sydney Sepulveda) and a new mentor, Ritz (Wayne Mackins), who introduces her to the vibrant world of street dance. She soon begins to express her true and best self through dance.

Noted for its realistic storylines, empowering characters and powerful dance numbers that convey inclusion and cultural diversity in a modern way, the series is produced by The Duplass Brothers’ DBP Donut, written by Jonathan Hurwitz (Andi Mack, Lizzie McGuire), directed by Hannah Peterson (East of the River) and choreographed by Alexis Beauregard (Love & Hip Hop Hollywood).