Disney Channel has made it official — giving a straight-to-series order to a spinoff of its hit live-action comedy series Jessie, which will wrap its run after four seasons and 101 episodes. The yet-untitled spinoff will be toplined by original series’ stars Peyton List, Karan Brar and Skai Jackson who will reprise their roles as of Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross, respectively. Jessie creator Pamela Eells O’Connell will executive produce. Watch O’Connell, List, Brar and Jackson announce the new series above. Production is scheduled to begin in the spring.
Season to-date, Jessie, whose fourth and final season premiered in January, ranks as the No. 2 cable TV series among kids 6-11 (1.2M/4.9) and among the top 5 live-action series in kids 2-11 (1.4M/3.4). The transition from Jessie to the spinoff had been planned, with the mothership series filming the Season 4 closer a series finale.
“Jessie has been a fan-favorite for the past four years,” said Adam Bonnett, EVP Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. “We are excited that viewers all over the world can continue to watch the humorous antics of Emma, Ravi and Zuri, beloved characters played brilliantly by Peyton, Karan and Skai.”