Say it isn’t so! After four amazing and funny seasons of Disney Channel’s “Jessie,” it is now saying goodbye permanently. The official announcement has been made and as it is with every well-loved Disney series that ends, it is a sad time for young fans that have watched from the beginning. TV Line posted the news on Wednesday, but there is also a light at the end of the tunnel for devoted fans.
Three of the Ross kids, Emma (Peyton List), Ravi (Karan Brar) and Zuri (Skai Jackson) are returning to the network with their own show. The spin-off will star the three actors and will begin production sometime this spring. Of course, the show’s main girl, Jessie (Debby Ryan), is heading off on her own after being their beloved nanny and their go-to girl all this time. There is no word yet on what direction this new series will be headed but it may turn out to be another big hit series for Disney.
There are two faces that have not been announced as continuing on with this new series. Bertram (Kevin Chamberlin) and Luke (Cameron Boyce) are missing from the comedy’s list of stars. It is understandable that Boyce is not on the list as he is going to be starring in a Disney XD series called “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” which is expected to premiere this summer. In addition, he also has a role in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, “Descendants.”
The “Jessie” cast just celebrated their 100th episode on Feb. 13 complete with a cake and some great photos of the stars on set. Peyton List reminisced that she was only 12 years old when she first auditioned for the role of Emma Ross. How time flies! The blond actress made a cute reference to the news on her Twitter simply saying, “Spinning off.” It sounds like she is excited about continuing on in her role of Emma.
As for Debby Ryan, she will now have more time to spend on her music and traveling with her band, The Never Ending. She is also the new cause champion for Mary Kay, speaking out against dating abuse. This means that she will be traveling around speaking to young girls about this topic. The 21-year-old actress has grown up on Disney and is now branching out to do other things. It will be fun to see what direction she will be headed in her career.
Stay tuned for more news on this upcoming spin-off. “Jessie” is also up for a nomination for favorite Kid’s TV show for the 2015 Kid’s Choice Awards, as well as Debby Ryan for favorite TV actress. If you are a big fan of the show, be sure to go vote!