Magazine article Screen International

Rai Com Boards Disney's 'Alex & Co.' and English-Spin-Off 'Penny on M.A.R.S.' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Rai Com Boards Disney's 'Alex & Co.' and English-Spin-Off 'Penny on M.A.R.S.' (Exclusive)

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British actresses Olivia Mai Barrett and Shannon Gaskin co-star in spin-off revolving around musical high school band.

‘Alex & Co.’

Rai Com has boarded sales on the Walt Disney Company Italia’s high school band drama Alex & Co. and upcoming English-language spin-off Penny on M.A.R.S.

It is the first time the international sales arm of state Italian broadcaster Rai has worked with Disney.

Alex & Co. revolves around a group of talented youngsters at the prestigious Musical Arts Reiner School (M.A.R.S.), who create a band and go on to compete in a talent show offering a record contract and European tour as the main prize.

The series, created by Marina Efron Versiglia and directed by Italian series specialist Claudio Norza, first aired on Disney Channel Italia In May, 2015. …

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