The third “Descendants” movie will premiere on the Disney Channel on August 2, 2019. The network confirmed the premiere date on Friday morning, giving “Descendants 3” an 8 pm EDT debut. “Descendants 3” is the third movie in Disney’s hit franchise; the movie will screen on the Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.

Emmy and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega (“Descendants,” “High School Musical”) directed the movie, with choreography by Jamal Sims (Disney’s “Aladdin”) and Ortega. To coincide with the premiere date, Disney released a preview of its opening musical number “Good To Be Bad,” performed by Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart. That video is available below.

The other “Descendants” and “Descendants 2” music videos have amassed over 3B YouTube views and 1.3B audio streams to date. Both soundtracks are certified gold by the RIAA.

WGA Award winners Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon (“Descendants,” “Descendants 2”) wrote the third installment for the network, and the premiere telecasts of the first two “Descendants” movies (2015 and 2017) each ranked as the most watched cable movie of their respective years among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.

The franchise expands on Disney heritage by telling the story of the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains, all friends who are wrestling with whether or not they have inherited the evilness of their parents.

“Descendants 3” unfolds on “VK Day” as fair-minded Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay—the Villain Kids AKA “The VKs”—cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving Villain Kids to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment. But, it’s Mal who knows she must resolve to permanently close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost, fearing that nemeses Uma and Hades will wreak vengeance on her new home, the idyllic kingdom now ruled by her beloved King Ben. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force still threatens the people of Auradon, and Mal and her friends face their biggest challenge yet.

The movie brings back Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as King Ben, and China Anne McClain as Uma. Also returning are Thomas Doherty as Harry Hook, Dylan Playfair as Gil, Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey, Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad Charming, Zachary Gibson as Doug, Brenna D’Amico as Jane, Judith Maxie as Queen Leah, Dan Payne as Beast, Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother.

The new movie adds Cheyenne Jackson as Hades, Jadah Marie as Dr. Facilier’s daughter Celia, Jamal Sims as Dr. Facilier, and Christian Convery and Luke Roessler as Smee’s sons Squeaky and Squirmy.

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