Disney Channel is starting production on its new original live-action comedy, Austin & Ally. The new series is scheduled for a late 2011 premiere on the US channel.
The series chronicles the friendship of an unlikely duo whose lives unexpectedly enliven when one becomes an overnight internet musical sensation. It stars newcomer Ross Lynch (pictured) as Austin, Laura Marano (Without a Trace) as Ally, Raini Rodriguez (Disney’s Prom) as Trish and Calum Worthy (Good Luck Charlie) as Dez.
Austin & Ally was created and is executive-produced by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert (Sonny With A Chance).