Disney Channel has picked-up a third season of the Emmy Award-nominated series “DuckTales,” a show that hasn’t even aired the first episode from its second season yet. News of the season three pick-up was revealed today in a video featuring Pudi, Schwartz and Moynihan recording together for the first time. The popular animated series is scheduled to start season two on October 20th on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD.
The show stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (“Community”) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) as Louie, Kate Micucci (“Garfunkel and Oates”) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) as Mrs. Beakley and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.
The network also announced the season two guest stars, which include Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Edgar Wright (“Baby Driver” director), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), John Hodgman (“Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches”), Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”), Libe Barer (“Sneaky Pete”) and Lance Reddick (“John Wick”). The previously announced recurring cast for season two include Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”) as Della Duck, Donald Duck’s twin sister and his nephews’ long-lost mother; and Bernardo de Paula (“Rio”) and Arturo del Puerto (“Fear the Walking Dead”) as José de Carioca and Panchito Pistoles of The Three Caballeros.
“DuckTales” reached nearly 100 million views on social media and digital platforms in its first season. The animated comedy-adventure series chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.
“DuckTales” is executive-produced by Emmy Award-nominated Matt Youngberg (“Ben 10: Omniverse”), with Emmy Award-nominated Francisco Angones (Disney XD’s “Wander Over Yonder”) serving as co-producer and story editor, and Sean Jimenez (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”) as art director.