It’s been a big year for Disney Channel Original Movies, with the Memorial Day weekend movie marathon, and with the premiere of the 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (Adventures in Babysitting) premiering June 26th. Disney just announced even more big news, a highly anticipated sequel to the Disney Channel hit movie “Descendants” has been officially confirmed.
“Descendants” centered around the children of four classic Disney villains (the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Cruella, and Jafar), and it quickly became a huge success. Not only was it the number one cable television movie of 2015, but it is overall the fifth highest-rated original movie on cable ever to be released. It has been continuing to also inspire a book series and a wide variety of merchandise.
The same cast is set to return for “Descendants 2”, which includes Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson and Mitchell Hope, as well as actress China Anne McClain, who will be playing the new character of Ursula’s daughter Uma.
Disney Channels Worldwide president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh had this to say on the project:
“Just when you thought ‘Happily Ever After’ had come to the land of Auradon, ‘Descendants 2’ turns the page to reveal a whole new level of mystery and surprise.”
In addition to the same great cast and a brand new character, the acclaimed creative team behind the first film will be returning for the second. Production of “Descendants 2” will begin this summer, with a release date in 2017.
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