Disney+’s Princess and the Frog Collection Has a Author-Director

Prepare for 2024 to be the yr of Tiana. Not solely is the new Disney Parks attraction primarily based on The Princess and the Frog, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, slated to open subsequent yr, the long-awaited Disney+ collection specializing in the film’s culinarily gifted heroine is lastly making large strides ahead.

Variety reports that Tiana—a present first announced in 2020, with a 2023 release date—is now aiming for 2024, a date that feels extra stable now that it’s received a lead author and director behind the wheel: Joyce Sherrí, whose writing credit embody Mike Flanagan’s Midnight Mass collection for Netflix. Because the commerce studies, the collection itself could have been introduced awhile in the past, however the fundamental premise hasn’t modified, as “the present will observe the title character as she ‘units off for a grand new journey because the newly topped Princess of Maldonia, however a calling to her New Orleans previous isn’t far behind.’

With the SAG-AFTRA strike nonetheless ongoing, there’s no phrase but on whether or not Anika Noni Rose and Bruno Campos would possibly reprise tinheritor position as Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen, or who else would possibly be a part of the voice solid; as previously reported, Tiana’s Bayou Journey is ready to carry again Rose and Campos in addition to Jennifer Lewis (Mama Odie) and Michael Leon Wooley (Louis), who will report new content material for the trip.

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