‘Secret Society of Second-Born Royals‘ Director and Cast Share Insight into the New Disney+ Original Film. Director Anna Mastro and the cast of Secret Society of Second-Born Royals are gearing up for the premiere of the all-new Disney+ original movie! The new Disney+ Original Movie stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Sam), Niles Fitch (Prince Tuma), Isabella Blake Thomas (January), Olivia Deeble (Roxana), Noah Lomax (Mike), Faly Rakotohavana (Matteo), Ashley Liao (Eleanor), Greg Bryk (Inmate 34), Elodie Yung (Queen Catherine), and Skylar Astin (James).
During a recent press event, Director Anna Mastro shared what it was like to share a story involving popular Disney themes such as royalty and superheroes. Mastro shared, “It was a really exciting opportunity to work with Disney and to do something that really felt like a modern-day coming-of-age princess movie.” She continued, “What I wanted to do was make something that felt unique and also just really grounded and really modern in the sense that it was, like, relatable.”
Peyton Elizabeth Lee shared what her character, Sam, brings to the team, as well as what we can expect from the Second-Born Royals as a team. “The friendships between all of the second-borns [are made] while they’re going through their personal journeys and learning lessons about themselves. They’re also teaching [those] same lesson to each other and through, um, you know, all of the second-borns watching each other grow, they’re sort of learning and growing- growing together.”
She added, “I think Sam in particular, at first she’s not really wanting to be a part of the team because at the beginning of the story, Sam’s not a great team player. But by the end of it, we sort of see her pull the group together and sort of come out as- as a leader for them and as sort a motivator for them.”
“Set in the Kingdom of Illyria, Secret Society of Second-Born Royals follows Sam, a rebellious teenage royal who unknowingly develops superpowers from a genetic trait attributed only to second-borns of royal lineage. Second-in-line to the throne of the kingdom of Illyria, Sam constantly questions what it means to be royal and wants to create her own legacy. Unlike Sam’s picture-perfect older sister Eleanor (Elle), who will soon become the next queen, Sam would rather rock out with her bandmate and best friend Mike at an illegal protest or ditch a royal engagement for a wild night out.
Fed up with her daughter’s misbehavior, Queen Catherine sends Sam to a summer boarding school where she and four other second-born royals – Tuma, Roxana, January and Matteo – discover they have unique super-human abilities and are invited to join a secret society with a longstanding tradition of covertly keeping the peace. With a new sense of purpose and a little help from their Secret Society instructor James, Sam and her fellow royal recruits must learn to harness their newfound powers and work together as a team before they can save the world.”
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals is set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ on September 25, 2020. You can watch the trailer for the upcoming film in the video featured below:
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