A turbocharged miniseries geared toward kids (age 6–11) and their families, “Fast Layne” features eight can’t-miss episodes full of humor, mystery, action and adventure.
Twelve-year-old Layne Reed has her overly-organized life scheduled down to the minute, including homework, music lessons and a ton of extracurricular activities. She’s even found time to run for president of her middle school. Her life is turned upside down when, along with her free-spirited neighbor Zora, she discovers a tech-enhanced talking car named “VIN” hidden beneath an abandoned shed in her backyard.
A mischievous VIN convinces the girls to release him from his confinement, and with a shout of his favorite catchphrase—”Cue tire squeal!”—takes them on an exciting joyride around the neighborhood. However, they soon realize that VIN is being pursued by a pair of mysterious villains who are determined to capture him. Layne decides to help her new friend, but first, she must figure out why he was created—and who built him.
Luckily, Layne can turn to her classmate Cody, a smart and charming boy who works in his Abuelo’s garage and has a talent for fixing cars, even complicated ones like VIN. She also navigates prodding questions from her younger cousin Mel, a nosy survivalist-in-training who is determined to uncover her secret. In the meantime, as she joins together with Zora, Cody and VIN to outsmart the bad guys, Layne faces her fears and learns important lessons about friendship, teamwork and standing up for what you believe.
“Fast Layne” stars Sophie Pollono (“The Young and the Restless”) as Layne Reed, Sofia Rosinsky (“The Other Side of the Door”) as Zora Morris, Brandon Rossel (“The Outsiders Club”) as Cody Castillo, Winslow Fegley (“Teachers”) as Mel and Nate Torrence (“Star vs. the Forces of Evil”) as the voice of VIN. Recurring cast members include Enid-Raye Adams and David Milchard as Layne’s parents, Cheryl and Rob; Diana Bang as Kwon; Michael Adamthwaite as Riggins; Caitlin Howden as Aunt Betty; Reese Alexander as Principal Mugbee and Ty Consiglio as Jasper Mapes.
Travis Braun (Disney Junior’s “T.O.T.S.,” “Vampirina,” “Puppy Dog Pals” and “Muppet Babies”) created the series and served as co-executive producer. Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard (Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens,” “Zeke and Luther” and “Phil of the Future”) are executive producers. The series is produced by Lakeshore Productions, Ltd., was filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and carries a TV-G parental guideline.
Fast Layne Season 1 Fact Sheet
Title: “Fast Layne”
Network: Disney Channel
Series Premiere: Getting a turbolift-timeslot right after a highly anticipated DCOM, “Fast Layne,” “Mile 1: The Voice in the Shed,” will be presented Friday, Feb. 15, following the premiere of “Kim Possible.” The eight-part miniseries will move to its regular timeslot with a second installment, “Mile 2: Paid to Drive,” on Sunday, Feb. 17 (8:00 p.m. EST/PST). Both episodes will be available on DisneyNOW.
Target Demographic: Kids age 6-11 and their families
Synopsis: Twelve-year-old over-achiever Layne finds her orderly life thrown into a tailspin when she discovers a sophisticated talking car named “VIN” hidden in an abandoned shed. With the help of her eccentric neighbor Zora, Layne embarks on a high-speed adventure filled with secret agents and other surprises as the girls set out to unlock the mystery behind VIN’s creation. When VIN needs some mechanical attention, Layne enlists the help of Cody, a smart and charming boy who works in his Abuelo’s garage. Layne also navigates prodding questions from her younger cousin Mel, a nosy survivalist-in-training who is determined to uncover her secret.
Cast: Sophie Pollono as Layne Reed
Sofia Rosinsky as Zora Morris
Brandon Rossel as Cody Castillo
Winslow Fegley as Mel
Nate Torrence as VIN
Created by: Travis Braun
Executive Producers: Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard
Co-Executive Producer: Travis Braun
Production Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Production Company: Lakeshore Productions, Ltd. Parental Guideline: TV-G Social Media: #DisneyFastLayne, #DisneyChannel