Ortega to Topline the Disney Channel’s Family Comedy Pilot “Stuck in the Middle”

Jenna Ortega is finding herself stuck in the middle

The Disney Channel has greenlighted the family comedy pilot Stuck in the Middle starring the young Latina actress, who plays young Jane on the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Jenna Ortega

It’s all part of the cable network’s plan to groom Ortega to be its next series star.

Written by Alison Brown and Linda Videtti Figueiredo and directed by Jonathan Judge, Stuck in the Middle centers on 12-year-old Harley (Ortega), the ultimate middle child who lives life in the eye of the tornado that is her family. But Harley has big-family life figured out — that is, until the day she needs everyone to be in one place, on time, for her event. It’s chaos times seven, but Harley realizes guts, ingenuity and a seat near the mashed potatoes make living large a whole lot of fun.

Production begins in the spring in consideration for a series premiere later this year.

Ortega also plays Darcy on the Netflix series Richie Rich.

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