Disney Junior is bringing yet another strong female character to its lineup and her name is Mira! Production is now underway on a brand new Disney Junior show, MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE. The mystery-adventure series aimed at preschoolers well take a lot of inspiration from the cultures and customs of India.
Set in the magical Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a commoner who is appointed to the role of royal detective after solving a mystery that involves saving the kingdom’s young prince. The role of Mira will be voiced by 15-year-old newcomer Leela Ladnier. The announcement was made today by Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming, Disney Junior.
As royal detective, Mira travels throughout the kingdom helping royals and commoners alike. Along with her friend Prince Neel (Kamran Lucas), a talented inventor, creative cousin Priya (Roshni Edwards), and comical mongoose sidekicks Mikku and Chikku (both voiced by Kal Penn and Utkarsh Ambudkar, respectively), she will stop at nothing to solve a case, taking young viewers on adventures that highlight critical thinking and encourage deductive reasoning. Rooted in India’s vibrant heritage, each episode will weave authentic music, dance and customs into two 11-minutes stories.
In addition to Ladnier, the “Mira, Royal Detective” voice cast includes Freida Pinto (“The Path”) as Queen Shanti; Hannah Simone (“New Girl”) as a young commoner named Pinky; Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”) as Mira’s Auntie Pushpa; Aasif Mandvi (“Shut Eye”) as Mira’s father, Sahil; Sarita Choudhury (“Homeland”) as Prince Neel’s Great-Aunt Rupa; Aparna Nancherla (“BoJack Horseman”) as Mira’s cousin Meena; Karan Brar (Disney Channel’s “BUNK’D”) as Prince Veer; Karan Soni (“Deadpool”) as twins Ranjeet and Manjeet; Sarayu Blue (“I Feel Bad”) as the palace tailor; Parvesh Cheena (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Sonal Shah (“Scrubs”) as bandits, Manish and Poonam, respectively.
MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE is slated to debut on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the world in 2020.