Season 3 of “Jessie” just wrapped production and we now have juicy details about how this season will end.
Since Jessie (Debby Ryan) and Tony (Chris Galya) called it quits, fans have been wondering if there will be a new guy in Jessie’s life soon. The answer is yes! In a first for Disney Channel, we will get to see an engagement and maybe even a wedding! Yup, you heard right, Jessie is getting engaged!
According to a press release, there will be a four-episode arc that will conclude the season this fall which finds 22-year-old Jessie Prescott diving into a whirlwind romance and accepting her boyfriend’s proposal of marriage.
It’s the first time a lead character on the children’s TV channel has become engaged, said Adam Bonnett, Disney Channel executive vice president of original programming.
“Jessie is an adult, and we felt we could tackle this in a way that still feels appropriate for our audience,” Bonnett said. The Disney Channel focuses on children ages 6 to 11, with “Jessie” also attracting 9-to-14-year-old “tween” viewers among its average weekly audience of 2.9 million viewers.
So who will play the lucky guy? None other than up-and-coming actor Pierson Fode who can be seen soon opposite real life girlfriend Victoria Justice in Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List.
According to Bonnett, the budding relationship between Jessie and her new love, 25-year-old Brooks (Pierson Fode), is handled chastely, as befits a Disney project aimed at youngsters. The couple is shown bonding over picnics in Central Park and on movie dates and in other such innocent moments.
“The way we deal with this romance is very pure Disney fairy tale,” Bonnett said, and one with a surprise ending.
So what do you think about this ground-breaking news for Disney Channel? Do you want to see Jessie get married?