In the new Disney Channel original movie “ZOMBIES 2,” werewolves are joining in on the action. That means the cast is getting bigger, and the problems at Seabrook High are only going to get worse.
The network confirmed this week that Pearce Joza, Chandler Kinney, and Ariel Martin are joining the cast, and confirmed that Kylee Russell, Trevor Tordjman, Carla Jeffery, James Godfrey, and Kingston Foster are reprising their roles from the first movie.
Pearce Joza is featured in Disney’s “Mech X-4, while Chandler Kinney can be found on Fox’s “Lethal Weapon.” Fans might know Ariel Martin as the social media personality Baby Ariel. The trio will be playing the teen werewolf siblings Willa and Wyatt and their packmate Wynter. Kylee Russell is returning as Eliza, Trevor Tordjman as Bucky, Carla Jeffery as Bree, James Godfrey as Bonzo, and Kingston Foster as Zoey. They join the previously announced stars Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim as Addison and Zed, respectively.
Disney stated that production on the original movie starts on May 27th. Meg Donnelly also stars in ABC’s “American Housewives,” another Disney property, and Milo Manheim became the second place contender on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
If you need a recap, “ZOMBIES 1” introduced Zed, a zombie football player, and Addison, a human cheerleader, who united their respective communities in the town of Seabrook.
“ZOMBIES 2” begins after last year’s semester at Seabrook High, as a new group of outsiders—mysterious werewolves—threaten the newfound unity and cause a rift between Zed and Addison. The follow up was written by David Light and Joseph Raso, who were nominated for a Humanitas Prize for their “ZOMBIES” teleplay. Paul Hoen is directing the sequel, and he also directed the first movie. Anna Gerb (“All Is Lost,” “Triple Frontier”), Hoen, Light and Raso are executive producers.
The original installment was a huge hit for the Disney Channel, ranking as the top telecast among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for 2018. The original was also the network’s top video-on-demand property and the top title in the DisneyNOW app for 2018. The ZOMBIES’ videos on DisneyMusicVEVO have amassed over 377M views and the movie soundtrack debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Children’s chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Soundtrack chart, #2 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and #3 on the iTunes album chart.
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