|Wendt (right) with the cast of Waktu Rehat. New girl Rosie (played by Syuhaida Abraz) is on the left.
Disney Channel's Waktu Rehat (Astro, channel 615) returns with Season 3 on March 10 at 12.30pm. This popular local series returns with a new cast member to add to the fun at Sekolah Menengah Jalan Mas.
The new girl is Rosie – a confident, bubbly girl who wants to be the country's first female astronaut. Her infectious humour adds a new dimension to the series.
She loves astronomy, Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor and Mej Dr Faiz Khaleed.
Speaking at the media launch of the new season last month, Laura E. Wendt, vice-president and managing director of Disney Channels South-East Asia, said:
“There’s nothing like a new character in the cast to make a new season a little more exciting. It will be so much fun to watch what happens to your favourite school gang when Rosie joins their circle. We’re confident you’ll continue to love the outrageous antics and special episodes with exciting guest appearances that are coming your way in Season 3,” she said.
Wendt went on to give a glowing report on the response to Waktu Rehat. The show has reached more than 3.2 million unique viewers on Disney Channel in Malaysia. In the Philippines it has reached 2.3 million viewers and in Singapore, it has reached over 400,000 viewers.
On Disney Channel’s YouTube channel, views of Waktu Rehat episodes and promotions from the two previous seasons were almost 2.5 million (2,497,738).
According to Wendt, the ratings go up when the show airs.
Fans of Waktu Rehat can go to the official Waktu Rehat website (www.wakturehat.com) to see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and webisodes, or visit the Disney Channel Asia YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/disneychannelasia).