Earlier this year we spoke about how “Descendants” has quickly become one of the hottest new series on the Disney Chanel and now it’s getting a sequel. Disney confirmed today that a sequel script has been commissioned from the movie’s screenwriters, Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who will also serve as executive producers on the project, “Descendants 2″ (working title).
It was announced today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. “Descendants” is cable television’s fifth highest-rated movie of all-time.
Marsh said, “By almost every measure – domestically and globally – ‘Descendants’ has already become one of the biggest entertainment properties of the year, and we’re eager to delve deeper into the unfolding mythology of Auradon and Isle of the Lost. This kind of compelling, innovative storytelling, alongside our animated ‘Descendants: Wicked World’ shorts and unique transmedia campaign, continues to lay the groundwork for multiple franchise opportunities across virtually every line of business at The Walt Disney Company.”
On Saturday, October 17, the stars of Disney’s “Descendants,” including Dove Cameron (Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie”), Cameron Boyce (Disney XD’s “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” Disney Channel’s “Jessie”), Booboo Stewart (“X-Men Days of Future Past”) and Sofia Carson, and Kenny Ortega will celebrate with fans during an on-stage, music and dance-filled event at Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California.