Sydney to the Max is a Disney Channel live-action original comedy series about a sociable middle schooler navigating the challenges of growing up, along with her single dad who went through a lot of the same situations as a kid.
Sydney Reynolds is a sociable middle schooler navigating the challenges of growing up along with her protective single father, Max. It turns out they have more in common than they realize. The show features the 1990’s flashbacks to Max’s childhood.
Sydney to the Max was green-lit by Disney Channel on September 6, 2018. The series was created by Mark Reisman, who also serves as showrunner, executive producer, and writer. The series is produced by It’s a Laugh Productions which also produces fellow Disney Channel shows, Bunk’d, Bizaardvark, Raven’s Home, and Coop & Cami Ask the World. On November 19, 2018, it was announced Sydney to the Max would premiere on January 25, 2019. On May 23, 2019, Disney Channel announced it renewed the series for a 21 episode second season. Production for Season 2 began on July 17, 2019. Season 2 premiered on December 13, 2019. On November 21, 2019, Sydney To The Max was renewed for a 21 episode Season 3. Season 3 began production on October 13, 2020. Season 3 premiered on March 19, 2021. On April 1, 2022, it was reported by TVLine that the series had concluded after three seasons.
- Ruth Righi as Sydney Reynolds; The main protagonist.
- Ava Kolker as Olive Rozalski; Sydney’s best friend.
- Jackson Dollinger as Young Max Reynolds; Max in the 1990s.
- Christian J. Simon as Leo Webb; Max’s best friend from the 1990s.
- Ian Reed Kesler as Adult Max Reynolds; Sydney’s father and Judy’s son.
- Caroline Rhea as Judy Reynolds; Max’s mother and Sydney’s grandmother.
- Julia Garcia as Emmy Mendoza; Sydney & Olive's friend while being Sophia's best friend.
- Amelia Wray as Sophia; Sydney and Olive's friend. Also Emmy's best friend.
- Brogan Hall as Bucky; Leo and Max's friend.
- The series is filmed at Sunset Las Palmas Studios.
- Production began the same day the series was announced.
- Mostly this is a flashback series, which follows Sydney as a kid, and then Max in the '90s. Usually, Sydney and Max are going through the same situation.
- As of Season 1, every episode in this series has a title with a pop culture reference.
- Sydney, Max and Judy are the only main characters to appear in every episode of the series so far.
- This is the second Disney Channel Original Series to be set in Portland, Oregon after Best Friends Whenever.
- This is one of the few Disney Channel shows to not have a multi-part episode.