DISNEY XD GREENLIGHTS NEW LIVE-ACTION COMEDY SERIES
"GAMER'S GUIDE TO PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING" STARRING POPULAR DISNEY CHANNEL STAR CAMERON BOYCE
Disney XD has ordered "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything," a new live-action comedy series starring the popular Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce of the hit series "Jessie" and the upcoming movie event Disney's "Descendants." The series, which centers on a teenage professional video game player who circumvents life's challenges using his gaming acumen, will begin production in Los Angeles this spring for a summer 2015 premiere on Disney XD. The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Bonnett said, "With the popularity of video games and electronic sports, we're thrilled to give our audience a new series that spotlights one of their biggest passions and features fan-favorite star Cameron Boyce." He added, "We are bringing the video game universe to life and giving our popular multi-camera series a fresh, new twist by integrating gaming visual effects into each episode."
Conor (Cameron Boyce), a 15-year-old video game phenom, is forced to attend high school for the first time after a thumb injury sidelines him from the glamorous pro gaming circuit. As a coping mechanism, he begins to visualize life as a video game. He is reunited with his three former gamer friends who he left behind for life on the pro circuit World Tour, and he quickly realizes that restoring his friendships is vital in his quest to "level up" to his former glory.
Starring alongside Boyce as Conor's friends are Murray Rundus ("Dear Eleanor") as Wendell, Felix Avitia ("I Didn't Do It") as Franklin and newcomer Sophie Reynolds as Ashley.
The series was created by Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton ("Zeke & Luther," "Turbo Fast"), who also serve as executive producers. Jim O'Doherty ("Grounded for Life," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Kickin' It") is executive producing and will serve as showrunner of the series.
Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 80 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.