Disney Channel’s brand new comedy series Jessie, is set to take the UK by storm, following its huge ratings success in the U.S. with 4.6 million viewers tuning in to make it the most-watched Friday series premiere in three years.
The series stars 18-year-old teen starlet Debby Ryan of The Suite Life on Deck and 16 Wishes fame, and will premiere on the channel at 5:35pm on Friday 17th February 2012.
Jessie is a small town girl with big dreams who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights.
Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as nanny and moves in with highflying couple Morgan and Pandora and their four children, Emma, Ravi, Luke and Zuri.
Starring alongside her is a talented cast including Tony Award-nominated Kevin Chamberlin (Broadway's The Addams Family) as Bertram; Peyton List (27 Dresses, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) as Emma; Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) as Ravi; Cameron Boyce (Grown Ups) as Luke; and Skai Jackson (Royal Pains) as Zuri.
With a whole new world of opportunities within her reach, Jessie begins to navigate young adulthood and life in the big city. She surprises herself with how much she comes to rely on the support and advice of the kids in her care.
Also helping to keep her moral compass in check are Bertram, the family’s butler, and Tony, the building's 20-year-old doorman.
Jessie was created by Pamela Eells O'Connell (Family Matters, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck), who serves as executive producer. The series is from It's a Laugh Productions, Inc.
We have a 2-minute online video featuring Debby Ryan on a boat tour of the River Thames to promote the launch of the brand new Disney Channel original series Jessie in the UK.
The vodcast includes an exclusive interview with Debby where she answers questions about the series and what she will be getting up to whilst in the capital, as well as clips from the series.