Today, Disney+ revealed the official trailer and key art for season two of the original series Diary of a Future President, premiering on Wednesday, August 18.
Continuing the origin story of Cuban American and future leader Elena Cañero-Reed as she enters the seventh grade and recounted through excerpts from 13-year-old Elena’s diary, this coming-of-age series follows Elena through the ups and downs of middle school which sets her on the path to becoming the President of the United States.
Katty Huertas, a multidisciplinary Latinx artist born in Columbia and based in Washington DC, designed the illustrated key art. Known for her work which explores identity and folklore, Huertas created the art in conjunction with the design company mOcean for Disney+.
Diary of a Future President is created by showrunner Ilana Peña (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and loosely inspired by Peña’s own adolescence, Diary of a Future President has been lauded for its authentic portrayal of a Latinx tween and her friends and family.
Tess Romero stars as young Elena Cañero-Reed alongside executive producer Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) who features as grown-up Elena who reappears throughout the season as Elena’s future self and conscience that guides her through middle school and towards the White House.
Diary of a Future President also stars Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black) as Elena’s mother Gabi, Charlie Bushnell as Elena’s brother Bobby, and Michael Weaver as Gabi’s boyfriend Sam.
The recurring cast members include Jessica Marie Garcia as Gabi’s colleague Camila, Carmina Garay as Elena’s best friend Sasha, Sanai Victoria as Elena’s classmate Melissa, Harmeet Pandey as Elena’s friend Jessica, as well as Brandon Severs and Nathan Arenas as Bobby’s friends Liam and Danny.
Keith Heisler and Molly Breeskin are executive producers alongside Peña and Rodriguez. Diary of a Future President is produced by CBS Studios in association with I Can and I Will Productions.
Season one of Diary of a Future President is currently available on Disney+. All 10 episodes from season two will start streaming on August 18. Rodriguez directs the second season’s first episode. Peña also makes her directorial debut with the season’s ninth episode.
Rodriguez shared, “I’m honored and grateful to be able to return to this series for a season two. I love that this heartfelt show celebrates a Latinx family and epitomizes our commitment to inclusive storytelling.”
“We are so excited for season 2 and cannot wait to share this next chapter of ‘Diary’ with viewers. This season, Elena will inch closer to the bright future we know she achieves, but like any origin story, her journey is not without its hurdles and heartaches,” said Peña previously.
“She and her family and friends will all continue to grow up and come into their own this year. I promise you’ll laugh, I’m pretty sure you’ll cry, and most of all, I hope this season is as meaningful to watch as it was for all of us to make.”