Disney today revealed the launch dates for Saturdays, Secrets of Sulphur Springs Season 3, and Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures.
Disney Channel series Saturdays will debut on Friday, March 24 at 9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT with two back-to-back episodes weekly. The show follows teen Paris Johnson and her roller-skate crew, We-B-Girlz, on their journey to becoming Goldens, the top skaters in Chicago.
Secrets of Sulphur Springs is the popular adventure-filled mystery series that centers around Griffin Campbell and his family, who move into a hotel with a paranormal past. The third season kicks off the evening of March 24 with two new episodes starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.
Both Saturdays and Secrets of Sulphur Springs Season 3 episodes will stream on Disney+ shortly after their Disney Channel debuts.
Disney+, Disney Junior, and Lucasfilm today also announced that Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on Disney+ and Disney Junior on May 4, 2023. Read on to learn more about all three series!
Saturdays is a single-cam, coming-of-age comedy that only takes place on the best day of the week… Saturday! The series revolves around 14-year-old Paris Johnson and her best friends Simone and Ari, who hone their roller-skating skills on the cool parquet floor of Saturdays, a local skating rink in Chicago.
Together they form the We-B-Girlz skate crew and are determined to show and prove they have the hottest skate routines on the planet!
The series stars Danielle Jalade as Paris Johnson, Daria Johns as Simone Samson, Golden Brooks as Deb Johnson, Omar Gooding as Cal Johnson, Jermaine Harris as London Johnson, Peyton Basnight as Ari, and Tim Johnson Jr. as Derek “D-Rok.”
Saturdays is created and executive produced by Norman Vance Jr., who also serves as showrunner.
The additional executive producers are Marsai Martin, Josh Martin, Carol Martin and Nicole Dow for Genius Entertainment.
In season three of Secrets of Sulphur Springs, a new ghost checks into room 205 and starts wreaking havoc around The Tremont.
After learning the evil presence will ruin their lives by 2024, the kids race to solve a tangled mystery in the past that may hold the key to defeating the ghost in the present and saving the Dunns and the Campbells from a very bleak future.
The series stars Preston Oliver as Griffin Campbell, Kyliegh Curran as Harper Dunn, Elle Graham as Savannah Dillon, Kelly Frye as Sarah Campbell, Josh Braaten as Ben Campell, Landon Gordon as Wyatt Campbell, Madeleine McGraw as Zoey Campbell, Diandra Lyle as Jess Dunn, Johari Washington as Topher Dunn, and Eugene Byrd as Sam Tremont.
Secrets of Sulphur Springs is from writer and executive producer Tracey Thomson. Charles Pratt Jr. serves as showrunner and executive producer.
Set during The High Republic era, animated series Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures follows Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way.
Disney+ and Lucasfilm released two stills from the series, which include Master Yoda, Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, and Nubs, and their friends Nash and RJ-83 on planet Tenoo. The second image shows Lys, Kai, and Nubs during a training sequence.
Michael Olson (Puppy Dog Pals) is showrunner and executive producer; Elliot M. Bour (Elena of Avalor) is supervising director and co-producer; Jeannine Hodson (Puppy Dog Pals) is producer; and Lamont Magee (Black Lightning) is consulting producer.
“‘Star Wars’ transcends generations; fans of all ages deeply connect with its imaginative worlds, mythic stories, and unique characters,” says James Waugh, Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures executive producer and Senior Vice President Franchise Content & Strategy at Lucasfilm.
“When developing ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures,’ the first ‘Star Wars’ series created for preschoolers, the creative team never stopped thinking about how this show may be a ‘youngling’s’ first step into a larger world and their first time experiencing the limitless potential of the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy. The show’s characters, tone, and the life lessons woven throughout each episode were written just for them, and our talented team was committed to honoring the cinematic legacy while staying true to the expectations of parents for the youngest of audiences.”
Alyssa Sapire, Senior Vice President, Development, Series, Strategy, Disney Junior: “Our collaboration with Lucasfilm on this series is an amazing opportunity to introduce this universally cherished franchise to a younger generation. As an early entry point into ‘Star Wars,’ we have created a series with exciting new and familiar characters and storylines that highlight the values of compassion, teamwork, and friendship, which are important elements for all of our Disney Junior programming.”
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures stars Jamaal Avery, Jr. as Kai Brightstar, Juliet Donenfeld as Lys Solay, Dee Bradley Baker as Nubs, Emma Berman as Nash Durango, Jonathan Lipow as RJ-83, and Piotr Michael as Master Yoda.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.