‘Andi Mack’ is a family comedy series created by Terry Minsky (creator of ‘Lizzie McGuire’) that airs on the Disney Channel and first premiered on April 7, 2017. The series is about a group of friends finding themselves in situations almost every teenager finds himself in, only with some extraordinary circumstances in the mix. The series has been top-rated among girls for its coming of age and coming out storyline, due to which the show has been garnering ample attention. It’s the first series on Disney Channel where one of its main characters is gay.
Andi Mack Cast: Who is in it?
Andi Mack is essentially a show for children and therefore its main star cast is also comprised of child or teen actors. Sofia Wylie appears in the show as Buffy Driscoll. She has previously been on several talent shows, including ‘America’s Got Talent‘, as a performer.
Asher Angel appeared as a child actor in ‘Jolene’ way back in 2008 and has appeared on two shows in 2016 alone. He plays Jonah Beck, Andi’s boyfriend.
Peyton Elizabeth Lee, who plays the titular protagonist, has starred in Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ in three episodes, and in the 2015 show ‘Scandal’ before that. However, it is ultimately ‘Heroes and Chuck’ star Joshua Rush who plays Cyrus Goodman – a character that has earned the show much critical acclaim for its mature handling of homosexuality and coming out as a queer person.
When Terry Minsky was developing the characters for ‘Andi Mack’, he had stated the following in an interview about the characters of Joshua Rush, Cyrus Goodman: “The fact that my daughter, most of her close friends are kids who knew at the age of 12, 13, junior high, that they were gay. I just felt as if, the reality is that Andi would probably have a friend like that.”
Joshua Rush, said in an interview, “I hope people, out of Cyrus’ storyline; got this feeling like, you can be who you are. If there’s something you’re thinking about, you should talk about it.”