With the Winter Olympics less than a month away, Disney Channel is getting into the spirit with its new original movie Cloud 9 about competitive snowboarding. Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) and Luke Benward (Ravenswood) star in the film, which premieres on Friday, January 17th at 8 p.m. ET.
Cloud 9 follows two unlikely friends, Kayla Morgan (Cameron), a prima donna snowboarder who was just dropped from her competition team, and Will Cloud (Benward), a former snowboarding champion who is struggling after a career-ending wipeout. The two meet when Kayla is forced to work at the local dog-grooming shop owned by Will’s mother. Determined to become a better boarder, Kayla finds an unexpected mentor in Will, who she realizes can help take her to the next level. So in exchange for help fixing up the dog-grooming shop, Will reluctantly accepts Kayla’s pleas to train her and introduces her to a regimen that tests her true commitment to the sport. As the two grow closer, Kayla’s efforts convince Will that he, too, has the power to regain his championship status and that nothing is impossible.
EW talked to the cast about the film last month, and now you have the chance to check out an exclusive clip below:
Cloud 9 will premiere on the Disney Channel on Friday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. ET. The evening is part of Disney Channel’s annual “JaNEWary” programming event and will also include a new episode of the hit series Liv and Maddie starring Cameron, the premiere of Disney Channel’s comedy series I Didn’t Do It, and a first look at the upcoming game show Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw.