Diary of a Future President
Season two of “Diary of a Future President” continues the origin story of Cuban American and future leader Elena Cañero-Reed as she enters the seventh grade. Told using the narration of excerpts from Elena’s diary, this coming-of-age series and family comedy follows Elena through the ups and downs of middle school which set her on the path to becoming the president of the United States.
Created by showrunner Ilana Peña (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and loosely inspired by Peña’s own adolescence, the series has been lauded for its authentic portrayal of a Latinx tween and her friends and family.
Tess Romero stars as young Elena Cañero-Reed alongside executive producer Gina Rodriguez who features as a grown-up Elena and reappearing throughout the season as Elena’s future self and conscience that guides her through middle school and towards the White House.
“Diary of a Future President” also stars Selenis Leyva as Elena’s mother Gabi, Charlie Bushnell as Elena’s brother Bobby, and Michael Weaver as Gabi’s boyfriend Sam. Recurring cast includes Jessica Marie Garcia as Gabi’s colleague Camila, Carmina Garay as Elena’s best friend Sasha, Sanai Victoria as Elena’s classmate Melissa, Harmeet Pandey as Elena’s friend Jessica, as well as Brandon Severs and Nathan Arenas as Bobby’s friends Liam and Danny.
Keith Heisler and Molly Breeskin are executive producers alongside Peña and Rodriguez. “Diary of a Future President” is produced by CBS Studios in association with I Can and I Will Productions.