Disney Channel announced today that it has given a green light to an original movie that’s a sequel to “Descendants,” which was a worldwide hit and the No. 1 cable movie of 2015.
Returning for “Descendants 2” are cast members Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson and Mitchell Hope, with China Anne McClain set to join the lineup as Ursula’s Daughter Uma.
Kenny Ortega will return as director, executive producer and choreographer.
“The imaginative story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains will continue in ‘Descendants 2,’ a Disney Channel Original Movie set to begin production this summer for a 2017 premiere,” Disney Channel says in its release. The announcement was made by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Said Marsh: “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.”
Disney Channel noted that “Descendants” was the No. 1 cable television movie of 2015 and the fifth-highest-rated original movie ever on U.S. cable TV in total viewers. It is also the No. 1 Disney Channel Original Movie ever among kids in France, Netherlands, Belgium (south), Portugal, South Africa and Spain.