Disney Channel Sets “Descendants” Sequel

The Disney Channel Original Movie “The Descendants” is set to get a sequel.

In an announcement today by Disney Channels Worldwide CCO Gary Marsh, the company confirmed that “Descendants 2” will begin production this summer for a 2017 premiere.

Kenny Ortega will return as director, executive producer and choreographer on the sequel which will continue the story of the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains.

The first film 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.

All the key cast will return, with China Anne McClain joining the cast as Uma, the daughter of Ursula. Casting will be announced soon for new characters including the progeny of villains Captain Hook and Gaston.

Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon penned the script with several key crew members from the first are also returning.

Source: Disney Channel