~This article is about the Alex & Co. TV series. For the band, see Alex & Co. (band).~
Alex & Co. is a 2015 Italian situation comedy, broadcast on Disney Channel Italy and directed by Claudio Norza.
The series was broadcast in Italy on May 11, 2015, and ended on May 27 of that year. The second season debuted on September 27 of that year and ended on November 29, 2015.
On January 30, 2016, Disney Channel confirmed that the series has been renewed for third season, which was splitted in two parts, first beginning on September 24, 2016 and ending on October 22, 2016 and second beginning on January 21, 2017 and ending on February 18, 2017.
Alex & Co follows childhood friends as they begin high school. Alex, a smart, fun-loving boy, thinks that high school is going to be one big party. The school head wants the school to hold its place at the top of the academic tables and insists students concentrate on traditional subjects, rather than music, singing and acting. Alex & Co have no option but to find their own way to express their creativity and talents.
Cast and Characters
- Alex Leoni, played by Leonardo Cecchi.
He is fifteen years old, he is a good guy, nice, intelligent, and he always defends those who need him. He tries to be helpful to everyone around him.
- Nicole De Ponte, played by Eleonora Gaggero.
For many years, she is the best friend of Alex, she is generous. She takes things very seriously and always try to change what does not go well.
- Emma Ferrari, played by Beatrice Vendramin.
She's a nice girl. She is loved by all for being beautiful, and she is aware of it. On the surface, she seems courageous and self-confident, but deep down inside she is not, she needs constant approval from her friends.
- Samuele "Sam" Costa, played by Federico Russo.
He is a hardworking student, responsible, but shy. He often gets high marks, and dreams of being admitted into one of the best universities, but does not have the financial resources, therefore works at the part-time jobs.
- Christian Alessi, played by Saul Nanni.
He is the best friend of Alex since they were children. He is always cheerful, friendly and very nice but not a cocky guy.
Main article: List of Alex & Co. Episodes
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (Italy dates)||UK aired|
|First aired||Last aired||First aired||Last aired|
|Season 1 (2015)||13||May 11, 2015||May 27, 2015||July 24, 2017||August 10, 2017|
|Season 2 (2015)||18||September 27, 2015||November 29, 2015||TBA||TBA|
|Season 3 (2016-2017)||20||September 24, 2016||October 22, 2016||TBA||TBA|
|January 21, 2017||February 18, 2017||TBA||TBA|
|Special Episodes (2017)||4||June 26, 2017||June 29, 2017||TBA||TBA|
Penny on M.A.R.S.
Main article: Penny on M.A.R.S.
Main article: Radio Alex
On January 30, 2016, Disney Channel Italy announced the arrival of the spin-off Radio Alex. The series aired in Italy on February 8, 2016.
When season 1 finished, Disney organized a cup song contest to promote the second season. Participants had to play Music Speaks while making its rythms with a cup. The winner was Giorgia, who appeared in episode 23.
Alex & Co. Super Fan
Super Fan contest was launched a month before season 3 part 2 premiere. This contest was looking for the biggest fan of Alex & Co. so participants had to answer daily quizzes about the series on Disney Channel website. The winner watched season 3 finale with Alex & Co. cast whereas the 10th biggest fans got the album Welcome to Your Show.
Main article: Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori
On December 2, 2015, Disney Channel Italy announced the release of a movie based on the series. On March 31, 2016 it was announced its release date - November 24, 2016 in Italy.
|Italy||Disney Channel Italy||May 11, 2015||Alex & Co.|
|Denmark||Disney Channel Scandinavia||October 13, 2015|
|Poland||Disney Channel Poland||October 17, 2015||Alex i spółka|
|France||Disney Channel France||November 4, 2015||Alex & Co.|
|Netherlands and Belgium||Disney Channel Netherlands and Belgium||November 22, 2015|
|Spain||Disney Channel Spain||January 11, 2016||Alex & Friends|
|Bulgaria||Disney Channel Bulgaria||February 1, 2016||Групата на Алекс (Alex & Co.)|
|Romania||Disney Channel Romania||Alex și trupa|
|Czech Republic||Disney Channel Hungary and Czech Republic||February 6, 2016||Alex & spol.|
|Hungary||Alex és bandája|
|Greece||Disney Channel Greece||March 3, 2016||Ο Άλεξ κι η Παρέα του (Alex & Friends)|
|Middle East||Disney Channel Middle East||Alex & Co.|
|South Africa||Disney Channel South Africa|
|Germany||Disney Channel Germany||April 24, 2016|
|United Kingdom||Disney Channel UK and Ireland||July 24, 2017|
- Michele Bottini has played different minor characters throughout the series. He was a football coach in episode 15 and 20 and a private driver called James from episode 45 to the last one. He also appeared in the Alex & Co. movie as a janitor of the school.
- Virgin Media, a British TV provider, called the series "Alex & Friends" in its listings, but Disney Channel UK confirmed they kept the original "Alex & Co." name.
English websites (may be outdated):