Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” is making history with the network’s first storyline about a gay character coming out.
The comedic drama from “Lizzie McGuire” creator Terri Minsky follows 13-year-old Andi (Petyon Elizabeth Lee) as she navigates her early teens. In the Season 2 premiere, airing at 8 p.m on October 27, Andi’s friend Cyrus (Joshua Rush) will begin his coming-out journey.
Starting conversations about trust, love, relationships and family dynamics is easier when you have a show that you can relate to. Andi Mack gives young people and their parents, mentors, and champions a meaningful way to talk about these topics and the power to decide their futures. I’m so proud to bring Cyrus’ groundbreaking storyline to life and for you to see what we’ve been working on. Tune in this Friday at 8pm EST for the season premiere of season 2 🎬 #andimack #disneychannel
In the new episode, one of the show’s main characters, Cyrus, begins to realize that he has feelings for a male classmate, Jonah (Asher Angel). This kicks off his journey to self-discovery and ultimately self-acceptance as a gay individual, as seen in subsequent episodes.
“‘Andi Mack’ is a story about ‘tweens’ figuring out who they are,” Disney Channel said in a statement earlier this week. “Everyone involved in the show takes great care in ensuring that it’s appropriate for all audiences and sends a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity.”
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