DISNEY+ TAKES FAMILIES ON A JOURNEY FROM HECTIC TO RECONNECTED IN NEW SERIES "FAMILY REBOOT," PREMIERING JUNE 15
From Executive Producers Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini of Milojo Productions and Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami of Talos Films, the Six-Part Series Helps Busy Families Rebuild Their Family Bonds Through Games, Challenges and Heart-to-Heart Conversations
BURBANK, Calif. (May 12, 2022): This June, Disney+ is helping six different families strengthen their bonds with one another in the all-new series "Family Reboot," with all episodes streaming on June 15 only on Disney+. From executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos of Milojo Productions in partnership with executive producers Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami for Talos Films, the six-part series follows real families as they take a one-of-a-kind journey to reconnect. As each family deals with jam-packed calendars, "Family Reboot" gives them a chance to spend uninterrupted time together as they work with their guide to renew their relationships.
"Family Reboot" follows families that have become so busy with their individual lives, whether from a job, going back to school, after-school activities, keeping up with social media, sports or running a business, that they have lost touch with one another. In each episode, a family takes a full week away from their busy schedules to go on a journey to reconnect and rebuild their family bonds. Leaving their phones, laptops and all other devices behind, they must find their way to their week-long accommodations the old-fashioned way, with just a paper map in hand. On arrival, they're greeted by their "Family Reboot" guide, who welcomes them to their journey and directs them to their first activity, finding the key to their house for the week. Once the families have gotten inside and have chosen the rooms they must share, the guide talks to the parents about how the week ahead can benefit them the most, whether it's finding ways to connect with their children, with each other or both. For the next several days, it's more fun and games interspersed with meaningful conversations that the families typically haven't had time to have. All organized by the guide, the week's journey focuses on working together, communicating and, most of all, having fun. The families will be reminded to put aside their distractions and busy schedules to come together again and make new memories. They leave the journey completely "rebooted" - more connected, happier and ready to take on their busy lives at home again, but with an entirely new outlook.
Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami, executive producers, said: "We all know people whose families have got so caught up in their own individual lives and schedules that they've grown apart and are missing the love, friendship, fun and support family members can provide to each other. 'Family Reboot' will provide audiences with valuable ideas and experiences they can use in their own lives and reinvigorate their own family relationships."
"Family Reboot" is produced by Milojo Productions and Talos Films. For Milojo Productions, Kelly Ripa, Mark Conseulos and Albert Bianchini are executive producers. Michael Halpern serves as director of development. For Talos Films, Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami are executive producers. Catherine Pappas is executive producer and showrunner.
The episodes include the following:
The Family That Lassos Together, Stays Together
The Hernandez family is so busy they can barely find time to eat dinner together, with mom Conisha going back to school, stepdad Alonzo in the Navy and eldest son Te'Vean preparing for college. With guide Arel Moodie, the family heads to the desert to reconnect through a series of fun and hilarious games, like lassoing fake cattle, bringing them closer and helping them remember the good times.
The Family That Dances Together, Stays Together
The Wilsondebrianos have been extremely busy ever since mom, Monique, and dad, Chevalo, launched their backyard burger business, ironically making it nearly impossible for them to find the time to eat dinner with daughters Ashley and Amber. On their journey to a farm, guide Spirit organizes fun games and dancing to help them remember how much they mean to each other.
The Family That Cooks Together, Stays Together
The Sherr-Garcia family finds themselves pulled in a million different directions with son Miles going off to drama school, daughter Bette being an elite gymnast, papa Estevan busy at work and dad William coordinating it all. On their journey to a farm, guide Mike Dow creates a series of games to remind the family how well they know each other and how much they have always bonded over food.
The Family That Balances Together, Stays Together
The Barker family has just relocated from Pennsylvania to North Carolina for dad Dave's job, making their lives a little out of balance. Long hours at work for Dave and a new school for daughters Emma and Lola keep mom Lisa on her toes. "Family Reboot" guide Arel Moodie leads a series of fun activities, bringing them closer together and reminding them that home is where the heart is.
The Family That Hula Hoops Together, Stays Together
The Marin family is pulled in many different directions with dad, Shawn, working long hours, son Tyler working night shifts, son Ryan at school and mom, Becki, homeschooling youngest son Griffin. They barely get a chance for quality time. "Family Reboot" guide Arel Moodie creates a series of activities designed to remind them that having fun with family is the most important thing of all.
The Family That Bounces Together, Stays Together
The Strong family lives up to their name as, along with daily life, they've been coping with son Bennett's new diagnosis of epilepsy, a full-time job for them all. "Family Reboot" guide Mike Dow creates a series of fun-filled activities that help remind the family that finding moments of fun and laughter between the stress can make a big difference, especially at Disney World.
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About Milojo Productions
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' NY- based production company is named after the first two letters of Mark & Kelly's three children: Michael, Lola and Joaquin. The company, which champions top-of-the- line documentaries, has developed and produced non-scripted series for many networks such as Disney+, Bravo, Logo, VH1, E!, CMT, HGTV, WeTV, TLC, Food Network and Discovery. In addition, Milojo has produced an Emmy(R)-nominated documentary called The Streak for ESPN, and a critically acclaimed documentary Off The Rez for TLC, both which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The company has been involved in such projects as Masters of Reception, Homemade Millionaire, Dirty Soap, Cheer, Secret Guide To Fabulous, My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Secret Guide to Summer, the New Now Next Vote election specials with Wanda Sykes, and Fire Island. They are deeply involved in the digital space with multiple web series' both past and present, including Joffrey Elite for YouTube's AwesomenessTV and Kelly Ripa and Rachael Harris' Heads and Faces for Facebook Watch. On the scripted side, Milojo has worked with many successful writers and sold several scripted projects to ABC, a dark comedy to HBO, and a musical comedy to Freeform. They recently optioned the New York Times bestselling novel, Mexican Gothic, which they are developing at Hulu. The second season of their true-crime series Exhumed: Killer Revealed premieres on Oxygen on Sunday, May 8 at 7pmET.
About Talos Films
Talos Films, co-founded by Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami is a full-service production company that develops and produces unscripted and scripted content for a wide range of global networks, platforms and distributors. Recent productions include: Red Elvis: The Cold War Cowboy (Sky Documentaries/Curiosity Stream), Rebuilding Hope: The Children of 9/11 (Discovery/Magnolia Network), Queen of Meth (Discovery+), Clipped (Discovery+), Torn Apart: Separated At The Border (HBO), 100 Days Wild (Discovery Channel), Witches of Salem (Travel) The Lake Erie Murders (ID), Hometown Horror (Travel) and America's War on Drugs (History Channel).