Exclusive: Tim Johnson Jr. (Say) And newcomer Payton Z. Basnet is set as a regular series on the Disney Channel Saturday, From a comedy series Black-ish Star Marcy Martin and her Genius Entertainment, and writer-executive producer Norman Vance Jr. (Roll bounce, girlfriends) Production is scheduled to start in May.
Written by Vance, the series introduces teenager Paris Johnson (Daniel Jalad), who sees roller skating as part of her soul – she breathes it in and turns it into a lifestyle. He lives on the weekends because that’s when he can go to his sanctuary, Neon-Light Saturday, a seemingly magical wooden floor roller-rink where the often impossible appears. In this wonderful place, Paris can hang out with her best friends (Way-B-Girls Skate Crew), do choreographing thrilling routines on wheels, hang out with her rivals, navigate life with her DJ brother London (German Harris) and One can work to become the Golden – a member of Saturday’s skating elite, chosen by The Duchess, the mysterious owner of the rink.
Johnson Derek plays Troy in ‘D-Rock’, London’s best friend. A high power but cool rapper with lots of swag! Apparently born with the gift of Gabe, which does not land him and London in hot water.
Basnett portrays Arie Stevens, a loving, quick-talking, butterfly-winged and skate-wearing young woman who, while not hitting the floor of the rink, spreads all the local gossip happening on Saturday and in the vicinity. She is one of the best and most fashionable friends in Paris. Ari is a trend setter, hip in the latest fashion, and what she can’t afford, she jumps on her sewing machine to create some fashion magic. She is the official We-B-GIRLZ stylist. Being the youngest of five sisters made her quite competitive and determined to stand out from the rest – so the wings of a colorful butterfly she occasionally fluttered. Marches to the beat of his own drums. A little forgetful but at least loving.
Johnson and Basnite are both playing new characters who were not pilots and were added after the project was picked up in the series.
In addition to Jalad and Harris, Johnson and Basnite joined previously announced cast members Omar Gooding, Golden Brooks and Daria Johns.
Martin, Vance, Nicole Dow and Joshua and Carol Martin (A little) Executive product.
Johnson recently appeared on the big screen Pacific Rim: Rebellion And repetitive roles They say And Future people. She is represented by MMV Talent Agency and Foundation Media Partners.
Saturday Introduction to Basnet’s first major TV series. She is represented by the Allied Stars Agency.