It is set for its launch on Disney Junior app on Monday, June 13 at 9 a.m. ET/PT and Disney Channel and Disney Junior on Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. ET/PT.
The first season of Miles from Tomorrowland charts the missions of a young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family who work together to connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.
Miles from Tomorrowland has escalated among STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) influencers and educators who have praised the series’ capability of inspiring children to take interest and make them curious about science.
Sascha Paladino, Creator and Executive producer, considers the series to be a “mix of science fact and science fiction,” and in its first season, the series covered an extensive range of topics from computer code to gas giants to the legendary Yuri Gagarain, Russian cosmonaut.
Paladino along with Dr. Randii Wessen of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Dr. Yvonne Cagle, a NASA astronaut – the series’ technical consultants – have taken part in screening events for the series at venues like Virgin Galactic and Google HQ, pursued by Q&As with the audience-mainly young fans.
Paladino framed his protagonist as “persistent, brave and unafraid to ask questions”—and kids watching Miles from Tomorrowland are embracing these qualities, asking questions that help drive future episodes.
“That inspiration goes right back into the show when we see how kids connect to it, and then ask questions like, ‘How do you eat in space?’ It just reminds us what we’re doing,” Paladino says.