It’s not exactly a surprise, but the Disney Channel has renewed the made-in-Utah series “Andi Mack” for a third season.
Production will resume “soon” in Salt Lake City and Magna, according to Disney.
The ratings have been very good for the half-hour show aimed at tweens, so it would have been a surprise if it hadn’t been picked up for another season. But cast members Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Lilan Bowden, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie and Asher Angel were, nonetheless, seemingly astonished when the renewal was announced by series creator/executive producer Terri Minsky on “Good Morning America” on Monday.
Well, they were certainly excited, as you can see about 3:20 into the accompanying clip.
Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, not only renewed the show that calls Utah home, he showered it with praise.
“A series about a girl discovering that her sister is really her mother was new territory for Disney Channel, but Terri’s honest, authentic storytelling allowed our audience to connect deeply to these characters and their journeys of self-discovery,” he said. “What she has crafted stands as a high-water benchmark for kids and family storytelling around the world.”
A special one-hour episode of “Andi Mack” — titled “Cyrus’ Bash-Mitzvah” — airs Friday at 6 p.m. on the Disney Channel, and it features turning points for several of the regular characters. Season 2 continues with an additional 12 episodes beginning in June, and Season 3 is scheduled to begin sometime later this year.