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New Disney Channel Show Will Feature a Teen With a Rare Disease


Disney Channel recently announced plans to shoot the pilot of a new series featuring a young teen with sickle cell disease. The series would be called “Saturdays,” and would center around a girl with a passion for roller skating who must overcome and fight through a flareup of the disease to keep leading her skate crew.

The protagonist, Paris Johnson, will be played by Danielle Jalade and produced by “Black-Ish’s” Marsai Martin.  “When we met with Marsai about this project, we couldn’t have been more impressed with her passion for diverse storytelling and commitment to female empowerment,” said Rafael Garcia, vice president, Development, Disney Branded Television.

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