Hannah Montana is one of the most popular American teen shows. For four seasons between March 2006 and January 2011, it aired on Disney Channel. Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O’Brien produced the series.
What is the series about?
Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) is a teenage girl, who lives a double life as Hannah Montana, a popular pop singer. Certainly, the other she adopted as an alter ego in order to preserve her privacy and live a regular adolescent life.
However, Miley’s daily struggles to cope with the social and personal problems of puberty are portrayed in the episodes. Moreover, the show portrays the additional difficulties of her hidden identity. As a result of her secret life, she wears a wig to keep herself hidden. Other than that, Miley has close bonds with her brother Jackson. She also has a good relationship with her best friends Lilly Truscott and Oliver Oken. Subsequently, her brother and friends are learned about her secret.
Miley Stewart’s father and manager Robby Ray is played by Cyrus’ father. He is a singer-songwriter( Billy Ray Cyrus). An emphasis on family and friendships, as well as the importance of music and finding one’s identity, are among the overarching themes.
Who created and produced the series?
The Walt Disney Corporation produced the series to continue its television network’s commercial musical success. On Disney Channel, Hannah Montana premiered on March 24, 2006. Certainly, it was produced by It’s a Laugh Productions in collaboration with Poryes’ production company.
Miley Cyrus performed as Hannah Montana. Also, she performed herself in the concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, which was released in 2008. Subsequently, Hannah Montana: The Script, a feature film, was released the following year.
Cyrus’s rising success and music career, as well as her willingness to step into more mature acting roles, led to the series’ cancellation on January 16, 2011. Nonetheless, the show’s entire run has been released as a digital download. It is also released on Disney+’s streaming service.
How was the response to the series?
Hannah Montana is one of the Disney Channel’s most commercially popular franchises. Above all, it received high ratings on broadcast television in the United States. The show’s comedy and music were lauded by television critics.
The show is credited with helping Cyrus launch her musical career and define her as a teen idol.
Most importantly, between 2007 and 2010, Hannah Montana earned four Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Children’s Program. For “Best Performance in a TV Series, Leading Young Actress”, Cyrus won a Young Artist Award, in 2008.