This will also be the fifth television series to be based on a movie featuring a Disney Princess, and the first to be produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios itself. The others were The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Sing Me a Story with Belle, and Tangled.
With this series, Tiana will be the first Princess to both have a film and TV series produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Stella Meghie became the series' showrunner and director after unsuccessfully trying to pitch an idea for a live-action adaptation of The Princess and the Frog. Jennifer Lee was impressed with her determination that she was offered work on the show instead.
Tiana will mark the first Walt Disney Animation Studios production to be helmed by an African-American director.
The series will also be the first WDAS long-form production to be helmed by a woman of color.
Additionally, the series will mark the first long-form WDAS production to be firected solely by a woman.