Netflix has ordered 16 episodes of The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, a new multi-cam comedy series co-created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland.
The series is described as follows: When Ashley Garcia — the world’s only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist — gets the chance to work for NASA, she moves across the country to live with her fun-loving Uncle Victor, a pro football player turned high school coach who’s never met a responsibility he can’t shirk.
Co-creator and executive producer Mario Lopez says: “I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix to tell a universal, family-friendly story with a Latin flavor!”
Newcomer Paulina Chavez stars as Ashley and singer and actor Jencarlos Canela (Telenovela, Grand Hotel) stars as Victor.
Seth Kurland (Speechless, Melissa & Joey, Friends) is the co-creator, writer, and showrunner. David Kendall (Melissa & Joey, Boy Meets World, Growing Pains) is also writing and executive producing.
The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia joins Netflix’s growing slate of live-action series featuring kids and families, which includes No Good Nick from David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan, Alexa & Katie from Heather Wordham (two seasons streaming now, with a third on the way), as well as upcoming series Malibu Rescue from Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, Family Reunion from Meg DeLoatch, Team Kaylie from Tracy Bitterolf and Pamela Eells O’Connell, and The Baby-Sitters Club from Walden Media and Michael De Luca.