Disney Channel released a trailer for the live-action “Kim Possible” adaptation, the network’s next Original Movie based on the popular animated series. The movie is set to premiere on February 15th on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.
In the new comedic action-adventure, newcomer Sadie Stanley stars as the iconic teen hero Kim Possible along with Sean Giambrone (ABC’s “The Goldbergs”) as her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable. Immediately following “Kim Possible,” Disney Channel will present a first look at the new eight-part miniseries “Fast Layne,” with an episode titled “Mile 1: the Voice in the Shed.” “Fast Layne” will move to its regular timeslot with a second installment, “Mile 2: Paid to Drive,” on February 17th and oth episodes will be available on DisneyNOW.
“Kim Possible” begins as Kim and her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable, start Middleton High School where Kim must navigate an intimidating new social hierarchy. She is ready to tackle the challenge head-on, just as she has with everything else in life, but her confidence is shaken when she faces roadblocks at every turn—getting lost in the confusing hallways, being late to class and facing rejection during soccer tryouts from her frenemy, Bonnie. Kim’s day starts to turn around when she and Ron meet and befriend Athena, a new classmate and Kim Possible superfan who is having an even worse day than Kim. With Kim’s guidance and friendship, Athena transforms into the newest member of Team Possible. Soon, Athena starts to eclipse Kim just as the nefarious Drakken and Shego resurface in Middleton with a master plan to finally stop Kim. Now it’s up to Team Possible—Kim, Ron, tech-genius Wade, new friend Athena and Rufus, a Naked mole-rat that Ron meets along the way—to stop these super villains.
“Kim Possible” also stars Todd Stashwick (“12 Monkeys”) and Taylor Ortega (“Succession”) as fan-favorite evil villain duo Drakken and Shego, respectively; Ciara Wilson (“OMG!”) as new student Athena; Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother,” Disney Junior’s “Fancy Nancy”) as Kim’s mom, Dr. Ann Possible; Connie Ray (“The Big C”) as Kim’s grandmother, Nana Possible; Issac Ryan Brown (Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”) as tech-genius Wade; and Erika Tham (“Make It Pop”) as Kim’s childhood frenemy, Bonnie Rockwaller.
The live-action comedy-adventure also features cameos by multitalented actress/singer Christy Carlson Romano (Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens”) and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor/comedian Patton Oswalt (“Veep”). Romano voiced the iconic title character in the animated series, for which she was nominated for an Emmy, and Oswalt reprises his role as Professor Dementor.
“Kim Possible” was written by Josh Cagan (“The Duff”) and Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle (Disney Channel’s “Big Hero 6: The Series,” “The Penguins of Madagascar”). McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine (“I, Tonya,” “Easy A”) serve as executive producers. The movie was co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky (Disney XD’s “MECH X-4”).