They’re back again… DESCENDANTS 2 has been given the green light for the Disney Channel and it’s reuniting stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Voyce, Booboo Stewart, and Sofia Carson. Kenny Ortega is also set to return once again as director, executive producer and choreographer.
Disney Channel notable China Anne McClain will also be joining the cast as Ursula’s Daughter, Uma.
The first DESCENDANTS film 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.
Lauded writers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon (“The Starter Wife,” “Runaway Bride”), who won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for “Descendants,” wrote “Descendants 2” and will also executive-produce with Wendy Japhet (“Descendants,” “An Education”, “The Italian Job”). “Descendants” costume designer Kara Saun (“Project Runway”) and production designer Mark Hofeling (“Teen Beach Movie,” “High School Musical”) are also signed on for the sequel. Tony Testa (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “This Is It”) will join the creative team as choreographer with Ortega, and Shawn Williamson (“Adventures in Babysitting”) will join as producer.
DESCENDANTS 2 is set to begin production this summer for a 2017 premiere.