Disney Channel Gives Series Order to Marsai Martin's Coming-of-Age Comedy 'Saturdays'

Asia's Tech News Daily

Disney Channel Gives Series Order to Marsai Martin's Coming-of-Age Comedy 'Saturdays'
© Courtesy of In The Know

Marsai Martin has another accomplishment to add to her impressive list of successes. On Tuesday, Disney gave the Black-ish star’s coming-of-age comedy series, Saturdays, a series order. Martin serves as executive producer of the series under her Genius Entertainment production company.  

“We’re thrilled to be in business with Marsai, Norman, Nicole, Joshua and Carol in bringing this adventure to our viewers,” said Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. “We know that audiences will fall in love with Paris, her friends and her family as they share in the love, laughter and music in this fun-filled world of roller skating.”

The single-camera series, created and written by Norman Vance Jr., will be executive produced by Martin, Vance, Nicole Dow and Joshua and Carol Martin. 

According to a press release, Saturdays follows Paris Johnson (Danielle Jalade), a teenager who considers roller skating to be part of her soul. She lives for the weekends when she gets to go to her sanctuary, the neon-lit Saturdays, a seemingly magical wood floor roller-rink where the impossible often manifests. There, Paris can hang with her best friends (the We-B-Girlz skate crew), navigate life with her DJ brother London and work on becoming a Golden — a member of Saturday’s skating elite, chosen by the mystical owner of the rink, The Duchess.

Omar Gooding, Golden Brooks, Jermaine Harris and Daria Johns also star.

Gooding celebrated the news on Instagram, posting several behind-the-scenes shots of the cast and crew filming the pilot episode. “Now you see the reason for the cheesin 😁😁. The writing and producing on this on this one @marsaimartin @nvanjr the CAST.. @daniellejalade @therealgolden47 ….the brand @disney …God is GOODT,” he wrote. “Our fans are in for a treat!! Something for all age groups!! And you KNOW we bringing the funny. Keep smiling people !!”

View this post on Instagram

ET spoke with Martin about the series in March, where the actress called the roller skating show “dope” and shared that she’s “worked on it for so long and I’m blessed and glad that it’s finally out there, and it’s a green lit and we’re shooting it actually next week.”

“I’ve always wanted to have a roller skating type of thing. Roller skating is just it! It’s so big in the Black community. It’s a fun activity in general, but just the aesthetic, the vibe of it, I’m like, ‘This needs to be shown more,'” she expressed. “And there’s real talent out there that loves to roller skate and I’m like, ‘We can do this for sure.’ So I’m excited about that.”

The show will include a main character that also battles sickle cell anemia, to which Martin added, “That’s also big in the Black community and it’s never been shown in the industry on TV or film.”

However, most importantly, she doesn’t want to be “all about Black pain” either. “Because when you hear about sickle cell or just something like that you’d be like, ‘Oh, poor, whatever,'” she explained. “But our main character shines a bright light and loves to live her life and doesn’t care what anybody else thinks. We don’t highlight it in a way where it’s depressing, because that’s not really who I am and that’s not really what our team stands for. We stand for love and positivity. That’s what the show brings and I’m excited for everyone to see it.”

Expect to see more of Martin very soon, as she has big goals for the future. “Hopefully I’m still doing what I love. Maybe I’ll get into directing or writing,” she shared. “I want to have like at least 10 to 15 projects on the roster already. Just in general that I don’t really have to star in, but just producing and maybe just doing stuff that I love.”

Production on Saturdays is scheduled to begin in May 2022.


Marsai Martin on Growing Up in the Spotlight, Representation and Changing the Game | Unfiltered

Disney Channel Gives Series Order to Marsai Martin's Coming-of-Age Comedy 'Saturdays'
Download our mobile app

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


Trading has been fixed in Pokémon Go, Niantic offers compensation to players for downtime

© Provided by Dot Esports Niantic has successfully resolved an issue that was affecting trades in Pokémon Go and forced the developers to disable the feature for almost an entire ... Read more »

Perjanjian integriti jangan sekadar tandatangan kertas, kata pakar kriminologi

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today (Gambar Bernama) PETALING JAYA: Negara memerlukan lebih daripada sekadar ikrar integriti dan dasar yang dibuat setiap beberapa tahun, kata pakar kriminologi Universiti Sains Malaysia ... Read more »

Syabas KPM bertindak pantas siasat isu RMT

© Provided by Sinar Harian SEMALAM tular sekeping gambar menunjukkan bungkusan nasi putih dan hanya kuah yang didakwa sebagai makanan untuk murid di bawah Rancangan Makanan Tambahan (RMT) di sekolah. ... Read more »

American Jews prepare for a Shabbat in the shadow of Colleyville

© (photo credit: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES) The attack on a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, will be on the minds of congregants across the country this Saturday as they gather for ... Read more »

BAM diminta semak semula kontrak pemain

PERSATUAN Badminton Malaysia (BAM) digesa untuk menyemak semula klausa dalam kontrak mana-mana pemain di bawah badan induk itu yang mahu meneruskan karier secara profesional. Perkara itu ditegaskan bekas pemain nombor ... Read more »

Jawapan biar telus

© Provided by Sinar Harian PRESIDEN Persatuan Bola Sepak Malaysia (FAM), Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin diminta memberikan jawapan yang telus ketika membentangkan laporan Badan Siasatan Bebas Pasukan Harimau Malaya pada ... Read more »

Klopp kagum aksi ‘kelas dunia' Jota

© Provided by Sinar Harian PENGENDALI Liverpool Jurgen Klopp mengakui kagum dengan aksi ‘berkelas dunia’ yang dipamerkan Diogo Jota pada aksi separuh akhir kedua Piala Liga berdepan Arsenal di Emirates ... Read more »

Isco, Hazard pacu kemenangan Real

© Provided by Sinar Harian CARLO Ancelotti memuji aksi yang ditampilkan Isco dan Eden Hazard apabila menjadi watak penting ketika membantu Real Madrid menewaskan Elche 2-1 untuk mara ke suku ... Read more »

Piala Liga: Liverpool tenggelamkan Arsenal di Emirates

© Provided by Sinar Harian DUA jaringan Diogo Jota membolehkan Liverpool menang selesa 2-0 ke atas Arsenal dalam perlawanan kedua separuh akhir Piala Liga, sekali gus mengesahkan slot skuad Jurgen ... Read more »

Bukan sebab wang

© Provided by Sinar Harian JAGUH perseorangan lelaki negara, Lee Zii Jia menafikan dakwaan sesetengah pihak bahawa faktor wang menjadi punca dia membuat keputusan keluar daripada Persatuan Badminton Malaysia (BAM). ... Read more »

Analysis: Democrats still back Biden, but his ratings have declined

Democrats still overwhelmingly approve of President Biden’s overall job performance, but approval among members of his own party has slipped some over the year of his term — from a ... Read more »

A glass of wine a day is NOT good for your heart, experts say

We have often been told by experts that a glass of wine a day can be good for our health. But now the ‘widespread notion’ that drinking moderately can reduce ... Read more »

Josh Duggar's legal team files motion for acquittal in child sex abuse images case

Josh Duggar's defense team has filed a motion for acquittal or a new trial. Duggar, the eldest son in the big family featured in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” reality ... Read more »

Man City transfer round-up: Theo Hernandez and Gavi contract updates

As well as things are going for Manchester City at the moment, manager Pep Guardiola will surely be tempted to add to his squad in January. City flexed their muscles ... Read more »

How to unlock Disc Man in Windjammers 2

© Provided by GamePur Windjammers 2 has finally arrived. Once you’ve gotten around its big learning curve and learned how to play it properly, you’re going to be wondering which ... Read more »

Andrew McGinley launches legal action against HSE and facility where Deirdre Morley was treated

© Garda Press Office Andrew McGinley with his children Conor aged 9 Darragh 7 and Carla 3 McGinley. THE FATHER OF three children killed by their mother, Deirdre Morley, has ... Read more »

Woman Pregnant with Twins in Critical Condition After Partner Allegedly Lights Her on Fire

© Provided by People Michigan Department of Corrections A Michigan woman who is pregnant with twins was hospitalized this week after her partner allegedly set her on fire. Devonne Marsh, ... Read more »

Rachel Antonoff's latest lookbook features Jewish comics as models

© (photo credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Animal Haven Gala 2019) Rachel Antonoff at the Animal Haven Gala in New York City, May 22, 2019. Jewish fashion designer Rachel Antonoff ... Read more »

Trump's filing cabinets and Post-It notes: New York AG details new areas of interest in company probe

© Provided by NBC News New York State Attorney General Letitia James this week laid out what she described as “significant evidence” of fraudulent activity from a civil investigation into ... Read more »

The 5 biggest takeaways as NPHET propose abolishment of restrictions

The Irish public have received a big boost as NPHET has proposed the abolishment of restrictions to cabinet that can be implemented in the coming days. Extra.ie revealed that the ... Read more »

Six people arrested as watches, vehicles and €700k in cash seized during Garda raids in Dublin

© Garda Press Office Watches seized by gardaai during the operation SIX PEOPLE HAVE been arrested after gardaí seized €700,000 in cash, 16 watches and eight vehicles during searches of ... Read more »

Bottles clinking, Turkish party train blazes through night

© Ozan KOSE The Eastern Express runs for only three months in the winter to take in the snowy beauty of Turkey’s eastern plateau Festive garlands, white tablecloths and enticing ... Read more »

Jon Stewart to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

© (photo credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Bob Woodruff Foundation) Jon Stewart speaks backstage a “Stand Up for Heroes” benefit show in New York City, Nov. 4, 2019. Jon ... Read more »

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU

© Sam Boal File image of Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS have reported an additional 5,523 positive PCR cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today. There were also 5,048 ... Read more »

Gardai rush to the scene as man, 60s, dies after crash in Co Longford

A man in his 60s has died after a collision in Co Longford on Thursday afternoon. The incident between a car and an SUV happened at Cleenrath near Augnacliffe at ... Read more »

Public apology over historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland to be made on 11 March

Copies of the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry report on show during the press conference in Belfast on its publication A PUBLIC APOLOGY to victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse ... Read more »

Students missed as many as six classes a day due to Omicron-related teacher absences

© Getty Some second-level students missed as many as six classes a day in the first week of this term because of Covid-related teacher absences. The scale of the disruption ... Read more »

Coventry firm created Sim-like ‘digital twin' of Michigan airport to predict troublesome scenarios

A Coventry transport technology company is poised to play a key role in how future American airports are designed and run thanks to its sophisticated software simulations. Aurrigo has developed ... Read more »

Professor Luke O'Neill says Covid-19 pandemic is 'effectively coming to an end' in Ireland

© Getty Professor Luke O’Neill has said “all of the evidence points to” the Covid-19 pandemic coming to an end in Ireland. The immunologist said Covid-19 is effectively turning into ... Read more »

Dutch Gold's genius workaround to bypass Ireland's minimum unit alcohol pricing and sell cheap beer

Dutch Gold has come up with a clever workaround to bypass Ireland’s minimum unit alcohol pricing and still sell cheap cans. The popular beer, which has attained somewhat of a ... Read more »

Taoiseach Micheal Martin gives hopeful Covid update as he confirms Ireland will lift restrictions earlier than planned

The Taoiseach has said that the Government is expecting to lift restrictions from the start of next week. NPHET will meet on Thursday afternoon to analyse the latest data surrounding ... Read more »

'Bukan lagi kais pagi makan pagi'

© Provided by Sinar Harian SHAH ALAM – Krisis kesihatan akibat penularan Covid-19 yang ditambah buruk dengan kemeruduman ekonomi, konflik politik dan bencana banjir menyebabkan segelintir rakyat kini bukan sahaja ... Read more »

Doireann Garrihy teases Tanaiste Leo Varadkar over ‘miserable' birthday cake

RTE’s Doireann Garrihy couldn’t resist taking a dig at Tanaiste Leo Varadkar’s ‘fairly miserable’ birthday cake after he shared it on social media. The Tanaiste turned 43 on Tuesday and ... Read more »

Nepal hospital trials ‘life-changing' treatment for leprosy wounds

Doctors at a Nepal hospital trialling a new treatment for skin wounds say the technique, which mimics the scabbing process, has “enormous potential”. Trials at the mountaintop Anandaban leprosy hospital, ... Read more »

Two Sabah DAP reps, former senator quit party

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today (From left) Justin Wong, Calvin Chong and Adrian Lasimbang say they will remain independent assemblymen for now. KOTA KINABALU: Two assemblymen and a former ... Read more »

YOURSAY | RFID snag – failed tech or drivers to blame?

© Malaysiakini (English) YOURSAY | ‘There should be no monopoly for RFID, don’t force everyone to use it.’ RFID: Plus needs to find solution to congestion at toll plazas OCT: ... Read more »

UAE space centre to launch two satellite missions a year under new initiative

The UAE plans to launch two small satellites each year that would host the latest technology built by private companies or university students. Under the Payload Hosting Initiative (PHI), engineers ... Read more »

Judge sides with Alaska attorney who alleged wrongful firing

© Provided by Associated Press FILE – Former Alaska Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Bakalar speaks a news conference on Jan. 10, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska, after she sued the state. ... Read more »

Sony looking to add new partners to its EV project-executive

© Reuters/KIM KYUNG-HOON FILE PHOTO: Sony Corp’s logo is seen at its news conference in Tokyo By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Group will likely add new technology partners ... Read more »

Fisherman recalls racing tsunami, raining rocks after Tongan volcano erupted

© Reuters/NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE A general view from a New Zealand Defence Force P-3K2 Orion surveillance flight shows heavy ash fall over Nomuka in Tonga By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic