Disney Channel’s hit movie about teenage children of classic Disney movies has a sequel with a premiere date! Descendants 2, will premiere Friday, July 21 at 8 PM, simultaneously on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. There is definitely some Black Girl Magic sprinkling its dust on the follow-up, with China Anne McClain (A.N.T. Farm) joining as one of the stars!
Descendants 2 continues the story of the Villain Kids (AKA “VKs”) — Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay — as they try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma (McClain), the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town. Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.
Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and Mitchell Hope will reprise the roles of Mal, Carlos, Jay, Evie and King Ben, respectively. Also reprising their roles: Brenna D’Amico as Jane, the daughter of Fairy Godmother; Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother; Dianne Doan as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, the son of Cinderella; Zachary Gibson as Doug, the son of Dopey; Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Dan Payne as Beast.
Joining McClain as the group of new villains will be China Anne McClain (A.N.T. Farm) as Uma, Thomas Doherty (The Lodge) as Harry, Dylan Playfair (Some Assembly Required) as Gil, son of Gaston and Anna Cathcart (Odd Squad) as Dizzy, daughter of Cinderella’s evil stepsister Drizella and granddaughter of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine.
Emmy-winning director Kenny Ortega (Descendants, High School Musical) will be the director, executive producer and choreographer of Descendants 2. Descendants executive producer Wendy Japhet also returns as executive producer for the sequel. Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for Descendants, wrote Descendants 2 and also serve as executive producers.
Congrats to the McClain and we look forward to seeing her shine in this franchise!