“Andi Mack” star Peyton Elizabeth Lee has landed the lead role in “Secret Society of Second Born Royals,” an original movie for Disney+, Disney announced Thursday. The film is set to go into production in Toronto later this month.
Per the film’s logline, “Secret Society of Second Born Royals” stars Lee as Sam, “a rebellious princess second in line to the throne of the kingdom of Illyria. Just as Sam’s disinterest in the royal way of life is at an all-time high, she is stunned to learn that she has superpowers and belongs to a secret society with a longstanding tradition of covertly keeping the peace throughout the kingdom. The movie follows Sam’s adventures at a top-secret training program for a new class of second born royals tasked with saving the world.”
The film will also feature Faly Rakotohavana as Prince Matteo, Isabella Blake Thomas as Princess January, Olivia Deeble as Princess Roxana and Niles Fitch (“This is Us”) as Prince Tuma. Also appearing are Skylar Astin (“Pitch Perfect”) as James, Elodie Yung (“Daredevil”) as Queen Catherine, Ashley Liao as Princess Eleanor, and Noah Lomax as Mike.
Directed by Anna Mastro (Marvel’s “Runaways,” “The Bold Type”), “Secret Society of Second Born Royals” was written by Alex Litvak (“Masters of the Universe”) and Andrew Green (“Hannah Montana”) and is based on an original story by Litvak, Green and Austin Winsberg. It’s executive produced by Zanne Devine (“I, Tonya,” the Disney Channel Original Movie “Kim Possible”), Mike Karz (“Valentine’s Day”) and Winsberg (“Gossip Girl”) and produced by Juliana Janes (“Butter”).
“We are big fans of Peyton and are thrilled that she and the rest of the cast will bring this exciting world to life for Disney+,” Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content for Disney+, said in a statement. “We love the themes of self-discovery and empowerment inside ‘Secret Society of Second Born Royals,’ and our partners at Disney Channel are the perfect team to deliver this movie with adventure, humor and heart.”
Lee was nominated for a 2019 Kid’s Choice Award for “Andi Mack.” Her other credits include ABC’s “Scandal” and Showtime’s “Shameless.”