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 and 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 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 Season 3.
- 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; Sydney & Olive’s friend while being Sophia’s best friend.
- Amelia Wray as Sophia; Sydney and Olive’s friend. Also Emmy’s best friend
- Luca Alexander as Zach Thompson; Sydney and Olive’s love interest.
- 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.