Disney’s “Descendants” franchise continues to grow this week, the network has confirmed a season 2 order for the popular “Descendants Wicked World” series. The animated short-form series has reached over 30 million Total Viewers in the U.S. and has also delivered over 100 million consumer engagements on the Disney Channel app, VOD and YouTube according to the company.
Featuring three original songs and introducing new characters, “Descendants: Wicked World” season two is slated to begin airing this fall across multiple platforms including Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app, video-on-demand and on YouTube.
The first season of “Descendants: Wicked World,” which followed fan-favorite “Descendants” characters Mal, Evie, Carlos, Jay as they tried to fit in at Auradon Prep, will culminate this FRIDAY, JULY 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT) with “Neon Lights Ball,” a half-hour special that will feature six back-to-back episodes and introduce CJ, the daughter of Captain Hook. During “Neon Lights Ball,” fans will be given a taste of the mystery and excitement that will fuel the highly anticipated sequel movie “Descendants 2,” which will begin production in the coming months. Additionally, viewers can test their “Descendants” knowledge with Disney Channel Live Play, an interactive viewing experience featuring real-time trivia and polls via the Disney Channel app on iOS devices during the east and west coast telecasts.
Joining the cast for “Descendants: Wicked World” season two in recurring roles are Bradley Steven Perry (Disney XD’s “Lab Rats: Elite Force”) who will voice “Zevon,” son of Yzma from “The Emperor’s New Groove” and Lauryn McClain (“Daddy’s Little Girls”) whowill provide the voice for “Freddie,” daughter of Dr. Facilier from “The Princess and the Frog.”The stars of “Descendants” will continue to provide the voices for their respective animated characters in the second season including Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as Ben, Brenna D’Amico as Jane, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey and Dianne Doan as Lonnie. Additional recurring characters in “Descendants: Wicked World” are Ally, daughter of Alice in Wonderland (voiced by Jennifer Veal); Jordan, daughter of Genie from “Aladdin” (voiced by Ursula Taherian) and CJ, daughter of Captain Hook (voiced by Myrna Velasco).
“Descendants Wicked World” season two is executive-produced by Carin Davis (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and Eric Fogel (“Celebrity Deathmatch”). Fogel also serves as director on the series. It is written by Scott Peterson (“Phineas and Ferb”).
“Descendants” 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. It is also the No. 1 Disney Channel Original Movie ever among kids in France, Netherlands, Belgium (south), Portugal, South Africa and Spain. In Italy, it is the No. 1 Disney Channel Original Movie ever among girls.
Disney Publishing’s sequel book, “Return to the Isle of the Lost” written by Melissa de la Cruz, is No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List (Middle Grade Hardcover) and has been on the best sellers list for six weeks. The first book, “The Isle of the Lost,” was No. 1 for 14 weeks and this week, reentered for its 39th week on the best sellers list.