The cast and creators of “Austin & Ally” reunited Monday night for their panel at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event marked the first-ever Paley panel for a live-action Disney Channel series.
The panel, moderated by Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister, celebrated the show’s four-season run, which just wrapped shooting this April, though the series airs until January 2016.
Cast members Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy thanked their fans for supporting the show, while co-creators and exec producers Heath Seifert and Kevin Kopelow admitted the series probably wouldn’t have been handed a fourth season if it weren’t for the rabid fanbase.
The panelists also discussed the possibility of a movie follow-up to the series, though nothing is officially in the works at Disney.
“We personally would love to do one,” said Rodriguez, whose brother, “Modern Family” star Rico Rodriguez, was supporting her in the audience. “Any chance we get to work together again, all six of us up here, and getting to play our characters again, we would so jump at the chance to do that.”
Marano, who plays title character Ally Dawson, joked the movie should take place on location in Italy or England so the cast and crew could travel together. Lynch — who stars as Marano’s onscreen love interest, Austin Moon, and leads the cast of Disney’s popular “Teen Beach Movie,” which is out with its sequel this summer — quipped, “Maybe the movie could take a year.”
“We definitely have ideas,” Kopelow said, adding that he’s very open to the idea of a movie. Seifert weighed in, “My dream is to work with them again.”