Disney XD is auditioning for 2 new shows, actually, TV Pilots, Kirby Buckets and Neckpee Island
Disney XD is bringing us a new offering, Neckpee Island. Neckpee Island is a new half hour sitcom about a out of control kid, who is kinda a troublemaker, gets the shocking news that his father will be moving them to a remote island, yes, Neckpee Island. Hopefully, living on a remote island will keep him out of trouble…. think again. I am sure there is lots of trouble to get into on the island and many situations that can make this a pretty fun, new, Disney XD show.
Our troublemaker is named OB, a middle school student. His father is a scientist and OB attends school where he becomes suspicious that something may be going on and his faculty adviser may be up to something. The role of ob has already been cast. Casting directors chose Jacob Bertrand to play the lead role. Casting information for the rest of the cast is not yet released and casting directors may be holding auditions to cast supporting roles as well as other series regulars and guest stars.
Jacob Bertrand is 14 years old. He comes to Disney XD from Nickelodeon’s Marvin Marvin. Jacob also had recurring roles in the animated series Bubble Guppies, co-stars in the upcoming movie Jinxed and had some spots on iCarly. Jacob may just be the next Disney breakout star, or at least Disney executives and casting directors seem to think so. Jacob got 2 shows. The TV pilots for Kirby Buckets and Neckpee Island are in the works and Disney is hoping that one of those shows will go to series making Jacob the next big Disney Channel boy star.
Both shows are being made as pilots but Disney execs have plans to only make one of them a series. We will have to wait to find out which one.
Disney also used the same approach when they cast Selena Gomez as the lead on 2 shows and Wizards of Waverly place went on to make her a house hold name.
“Kirby Buckets”, the other show that Jacob had auditions for and obviously got, has him playing a kid with a huge imagination who wants to be an animator. He and his buddies run into all sorts of comical situations as well as disasters.
If you would like to audition for either of these shows you will need to ask your agent about the project quickly because filming is coming soon. Once the show begins filming there will most likely be casting calls released for smaller parts such as guest stars, featured extras and extras.
So keep your eyes peeled for Disney XD auditions coming this way for one of the 2 new shows above.