Reuters: Disney XD picks up ‘Pair of Kings’

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Disney XD, a cable channel targeting young boys, is going royal with a series order for the live-action comedy pilot “Pair of Kings.”

The series, which will start production in March for a fall premiere, stars “Hannah Montana” veteran Mitchel Musso and “House of Payne” regular Doc Shaw as 16-year-old fraternal twins (one white and one black). They are typical teenagers in Chicago raised by their aunt and uncle until they find out that they are heirs to the throne of the island of Kinkou; they relocate there to become kings.

Rounding out the cast are Geno Segers as the Royal Secretary, Kelsey Chow as his daughter and Ryan Ochoa as their disgruntled cousin and wannabe king. “Kings” was created by Dan Cross and Dave Hoge of the Disney XD flagship series “Aaron Stone.”

Musso, who is signed by Walt Disney Records, was a regular on “Hannah Montana” and might appear on the show’s upcoming fourth season, reprising his role as Oliver. He also voices a character on Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb.” In addition to his co-starring role on “Payne,” Show has had a recurring role on Disney Channel’s “The Suite Life on Deck.”

Disney XD’s next series, “I’m in the Band,” premieres January 18.

Reporting by Nellie Andreeva

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