‘Diary of a Female President’ From Gina Rodriguez Gets Straight-to-Series Order at Disney+

Created by Ilana Peña, the 10-episode series is told from the perspective of a Cuban-American girl aspiring to be the president of the United States

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Disney+ has given a straight-to-series order to “Diary of a Female President” from Gina Rodriguez’s production company, the streamer announced Thursday.

Written and created by “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” alum Ilana Peña, the 10-episode story is told through the narration of a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl’s diary as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and her journey to becoming the future president of the United States.

“The Carmichael Show’s” Robin Shorr is attached to serve as showrunner on the series, which hails CBS Television Studios. Rodriguez will serve as executive producer alongside Emily Gipson of her production company I Can and I Will.

The series is set to debut on Disney+ sometime following the streaming service’s launch in late 2019.

The series joins a number of other projects in development or ordered to series at Disney+, including Jon Favreau’s “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” led by Pedro Pascal; the “Rogue One” prequel series starring Diego Luna; a series adaptation of the “High School Musical” franchise; and the Zoe Kravitz-led reboot of Nick Hornsby’s “High Fidelity.”

Rodriguez’s company is also behind the “Jane the Virgin” spinoff “Jane the Novella,” which has been ordered to pilot at The CW. The anthology drama, narrated by Rodriguez, is designed as though each season is based on a different fictional novel “written by” Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author herself. The first installment takes place at a Napa Valley Vineyard, where family secrets (and family members) don’t stay buried for long.