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Disney Orders More Owl House, Sydney to the Max


Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the animated fantasy-comedy series The Owl House ahead of its January 10 premiere and has commissioned a third season of its live-action comedy Sydney to the Max ahead of its season two debut.

Created and executive produced by Dana Terrace (Disney’s DuckTales), The Owl House follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting.

The show will make its debut on Friday, January 10, at 8:45 p.m. on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The Owl House stars Emmy Award-nominated Wendie Malick (ABC’s American Housewife) as Eda, Alex Hirsch (Disney’s Gravity Falls) as King and Sarah-Nicole Robles (Boss Baby) as Luz. Coinciding with the series premiere, the DisneyNOW app will unveil an adventure game set in the supernatural world of The Owl House, where players can join Luz on her mission to become a witch by completing tasks, collecting relics and playing mini-games.

Sydney to the Max is a daughter/father comedy, set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, that follows middle schooler Sydney Reynolds who lives with her single dad, Max, and her unconventional grandmother, Judy. Created and executive produced by Mark Reisman (Frasier, Wings, The Exes), the show is currently in production on season two.

“We’re thrilled to be investing in another season of this endearing comedy and to continue working with our very talented showrunner Mark Reisman,” said Kory Lunsford, VP of current series at Disney Channel. “Reisman’s amazing team and this stellar cast continue to deliver stories that are both funny and meaningful for our audience. We can’t wait to see how the loveable Reynolds family and friends will continue to navigate tweendom, parenthood and friendship.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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