Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? In August, it’s going to be a FUN-lucky night on Disney Channel when “Spin,” “Descendants: The Royal Wedding” and “Disney’s Magic Bake-Off” premiere Friday, August 13th, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Additionally, the network TV premiere of Disney and Pixar’s animated blockbuster “Toy Story 4” at 6:15 p.m. EDT/PDT will usher in the epic night of fun.
Starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT, is the DJ-powered Disney Channel Original Movie “Spin” starring Avantika (“Mira, Royal Detective,” “Diary of a Future President”) as Rhea, an Indian American teen who discovers her true passion for creating and producing beat-driven music that blends the textures of her South Asian culture and the world around her. Immediately following “Spin,” viewers are invited to “Descendants: The Royal Wedding,” the highly-anticipated animated event of the summer that continues the story for “Descendants” franchise faves Mal and Ben on their wedding day and features a brand new song by the cast of “Descendants.” Immediately following is the debut of the new series, “Disney’s Magic Bake-Off,” an unscripted competitive baking show for kids 6-14 co-hosted by multitalented stars Dara Reneé (“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”) and Issac Ryan Brown (“Raven’s Home”).
Music is Everything in “Spin”
The Disney Channel Original Movie “Spin” follows Rhea (Avantika), a relatable Indian American teen who discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend the rich textures of her South Asian culture and the world around her. Her life revolves around her eclectic group of friends, Molly, Watson, and Ginger, her after-school coding club, her family’s Indian restaurant, and her tight-knit, multi-generational family, which includes her father Arvind, younger brother Rohan and her grandmother, Asha. Everything changes when she falls for aspiring DJ Max and her long-lost fervor for music is re-ignited. Rhea discovers that she has a natural gift for creating beats and producing music, but must find the courage to follow her true inner talent.
Avantika leads an international ensemble of talented veteran and burgeoning young actors, including Bollywood renowned Abhay Deol (“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”) as Arvind; UK comedienne/actress Meera Syal (“Yesterday”) as Asha; Aryan Simhadri (“Adventures in Wonder Park”) as Rohan; Michael Bishop (“Grace Beside Me”) as DJ Max; Anna Cathcart (“Descendants” franchise) as Molly; Jahbril Cook (“A Week Away”) as Watson; and Kerri Medders (“Alexa & Katie”) as Ginger.
“Spin” is directed by Manjari Makijany (“Skater Girl”) and executive produced by Zanne Devine (“Easy A,” “I, Tonya”), with writing by Carley Steiner (“Play Date”) and Josh Cagan (“The Duff”).
Check out the trailer right here!
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