Penny on M.A.R.S.
Dubbed in Italian
The Walt Disney Company Italy
is the upcoming Penny on M.A.R.S. Alex & Co. spin-off that will be broadcast on Disney Channel Italy and Disney Channel UK in spring 2018.
The series was announced on June 29, 2017, after the premiere of the
last episode of Alex & Co.
The series follows the adventures of Penny, a girl who has a big talent and a big passion: singing. She decides to enroll in the most famous performing arts high school, the M.A.R.S. Her passion will encourage her to fight for her dreams alongside her best friend Camilla. And soon, the arrival of a boy will complicate things.
Cast and Characters
, played by Penny Mendez Olivia-Mai Barrett.
, played by Camilla Young Shannon Gaskin.
Little Camilla, played by Karla Alexandra.
 Sebastian, played by Finlay MacMillan.
Lucy Carpenter, played by Jessica Alexander.
Sofia, played by Olivia Chan.
Sacha, played by Ryan Collinson.
Mike, played by Luke Walsh.
Nik, played by Damien Walsh.
, played by Bakìa Merissa Porter.
, played by Freddy Wolf Ben Richards.
Mitch, played by Charlie Gardner.
Elle Johnson, played by Nathalie Rapti Gomez.
Debbie (Camilla's mother), played by Hanna Christine Hefner.
Bruce, played by Michael E. Rodgers.
Raoul, played by Joseph Rye.
Roberto Piccolo, played by William Kenning.
Sean Mc Dougal, played by Alton Terry.
Arianna, played by Arianna Di Claudio.
Tosca, played by Melanie Ruth Gray.
Mr. Carpenter (Lucy's father), played by Andrea Scarduzio.
Mrs. Carpenter (Lucy's mother), played by Cecilia Gragnani.
Ines (waitress), played by Daniela Di Muro.
Bodyguard, played by Misha Sukyas.
Susan (detective), played by Federica Famea.
Italian dub credits
Disney Channel Italy
Around April 2018
Penny on M.A.R.S.
Disney Channel UK and Ireland
In its script and clapperboards, the series is called "Penny on MARS", without dots.
The cast had the first table read on September 20, 2017. 
 Filming for the series began on September 28, 2017 and ended on December 15, 2017, one week before the planned date.
The first rehearsals were on September 22.
 On September 28 there were dance rehearsals.
 Olivia-Mai Barrett started filming on September 29.
 The first scenes at the M.A.R.S. were shot on October 6.
Jessica Alexander recorded an unknown song on October 13.
The last scenes of the first episode were shot on October 19. They were shot in the vicinity of  Torre Hadid, a skyscraper in Milan.
On October 30 the cast had a promotional photoshoot and shot a videoclip.
On November 6, another song was recorded by Shannon Gaskin, Olivia Chan and Damien Walsh.
Ben Richards finished filming on November 24.
 The last episode includes a performance named M.A.R.S Big One. These scenes were the last ones to be shot and they were filmed on December 14 and 15 in Teatro Fontana of Milan.
On December 16, all the main cast had a promotional photoshoot and recorded some interviews.
This series' director and some writers are the same as Alex & Co.
Although the series is in English, it is shot in Milan, Italy.
The first promotion of the series aired on June 29, 2017. As the series hadn't started being filmed yet, it is a 15-second video with Penny and Camilla explaining briefly the plot and Alex announcing more details coming soon.
Penny on M.A.R.S. promo
"Congratulations to Karla Alexandra, chosen for the TV series Penny on M.A.R.S."
Actors in Italy: Katie McGovern ↑
Martina Di Giacomo: "First table read for season one of Penny on MARS!"
Abigail Hercules: "Currently co-producing my song 'Never Doubt I Love'"
Abutail Hercules: "The cast vocals are down on my tune. Thanks Olivia and Finlay"
Jessica Alexander: "First Penny on MARS read through"
Filming information by MotoreCinema Facebook page
Luke Walsh: "Day of rehearsals over"
Choreography rehearsals on Jessica Alexander's Twitter profile
Olivia-Mai Barrett: "My first day of filming tomorrow?!"
Episode 1 behind the scenes pictures ↑
Ben Richards: "That's a wrap for me"