Freaky Friday (television) A contemporary musical update of the classic comedy story, this Disney Channel Original Movie premiered Aug. 10, 2018. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Blake and her uber-organized mom, Katherine, are constantly at odds about Ellie’s messy room, sloppy clothes, and seemingly careless attitude. Ellie really misses her dad, who passed away a few years ago, she bickers with her younger brother, and argues with Katherine who’s getting ready to marry her fiancé, Mike. As mother and daughter quarrel, they accidentally break the treasured hourglass given to Ellie by her father, and then, suddenly, they magically switch bodies. Ellie and Katherine must now trade places at work and at school, and, during one crazy day, they’ll learn to understand and appreciate each other. Directed by Steve Carr. Stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Ellie), Heidi Blickenstaff (Katherine), Ricky He (Adam), Jason Maybaum (Fletcher), Alex Désert (Mike). Based on Disney Theatrical Productions’ stage adaptation of Mary Rodgers’ book. From Bad Angels Productions, Ltd.