Disney Channel Original Movies, or DCOMs as the cool kids call them, have been around for decades. From High School Musical to Descendants, DCOMs are known for defying generations, and there’s a new DCOM on the horizon that its going to shake things up: Spin.
While Spin has yet to start production, Disney Channel has shared a few pieces of information about what fans can expect when the film premieres.
Here’s everything we know about the DCOM Spin.
It’s A Film About Music, Finding Yourself, & Love
Spin follows 15-year-old Indian-American Rhea Kumar, who lives with her multi-generational family. After tragedy strikers her family, Rhea steps up and helps her father run their family’s restaurant. That’s a lot of responsibility for a 15-year-old though, which is why Rhea also likes to hang out with her friends.
During one of these hangouts, Rhea meets aspiring DJ Max and, suddenly, her heart starts racing. Not only is Max perfect, but he also helps Rhea reconnect with her love of music and realize that she’s a pretty talented DJ.
The Cast & Crew Are Insanely Talented
Rhea Kumar will be played by Avantikia Vandanapu, and if you don’t know who that is, you definitely should! Vandanapu recently appeared in the Disney+ original series Diary of a Future President, where she played Bobby’s girlfriend for a few episodes. She also voices Kamala on the Disney Junior show Mira, Royal Detective. Vandanapu is definitely on her way to becoming Disney royalty!
While Disney Channel hasn’t shared who will be playing DJ Max, we’re certain it’ll be someone cute and talented. This is a DCOM after all!
Spin will be directed by Manjari Makijany, who is making her directorial debut with the coming-of-age film Desert Dolphin. It’s set to be released on Netflix in 2021.
In addition, Spin will be co-written by Carley Steiner, who previously wrote Play Date and Josh Cagan and is responsible for the film adaptation of The Duff.
We’ll Be Waiting Awhile To Watch Spin
Unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait to watch Spin on Disney Channel. The DCOM is set to start filming later this year in Toronto and release on Disney Channel in 2021. Hey, at least we have something fun to look forward to!
Since production hasn’t started, we don’t have a trailer to share with you, but keep checking back because we’ll definitely be eager to share it when it comes our way!
So, what do you think? Will you be tuning in to watch Spin next year? Do you think it’ll live up to the DCOM legacy? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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