Disney Channel US has acquired Saltbeef Productions’ teen comedy-drama Almost Never for a September 4 premiere.
Disney plans to drop six episodes at once, with the final seven from the first season set to air the next day. All 13 eps will then run on repeat Mondays through Thursdays.
Created by Saltbeef’s Jeremy Salsby and Paul Rose (4 O’Clock Club, Dani’s House), Almost Never follows boy band The Wonderland as its young stars try to juggle home life, school and dreams of pop music fame. It features covers of popular songs, as well as original music.
Originally commissioned by CBBC in 2018, the series premiered a year later. The pubcaster recently ordered two more seasons, which will bring the total episode count to 37 half hours. Worldwide distributor Dynamic Television has already sold the musical series to CBC Gem (Canada), ABC (Australia), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway) and Talit (Israel).