Disney plus has been on the game for two years as a streaming platform, and there were very few instances of the show getting canceled. But in the past two weeks’ time, two shows got canceled. The most recent presentation to get compensated is “Diary of a Future President.”
On Twitter, director Ilana Pea announced that Disney+ has decided not to produce a third season of the coming-of-age drama.
The show followed Elena Cairo-Reed, a 13-year-old Cuban American girl played by Tess Romero who aspired to be the next President of the United States. Alum of Jane the Virgin Gina Rodriguez, who also served as an executive producer, played Elena’s presidential future. While she wasn’t seen much in the first season, Rodriguez played her younger self’s imagination in the second season.
The Turner & Hooch reboot, which was canceled less than two weeks ago, is the other Disney+ series that will not be continuing. Reginald VelJohnson, who reprised his role from the original film, revealed that Disney decided to cancel the series after only the first season.
So, until recently, it appeared that Disney+ did not make a habit of canceling its original series, but that is no longer the case. Diary of a Future President ending after only two seasons is a huge letdown, especially since there were so many more stories to be told.
Hopefully, this is not the end of Diary of a Future President, and it will live on in some form or another. Whatever happens (or does not happen), I do not doubt that the cast will find other work quickly. While some of them were young, they were exceptionally talented.
Fans may not anticipate new episodes of Diary of a Future President. Still, they will expect the many original series that Disney+ has in the works for the future. More Marvel shows will be in 2022 and beyond, and Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, starring Olivia Rodrigo. And, of course, there are several upcoming Star Wars series, including The Book of Boba Fett, which will premiere in just a few weeks.