That Disney Channel’s live action new show, DESCENDANTS, that’s all about the sons and daughters of Disney’s animated heroes and villains, mostly villains, cast its first actor in Dove Cameron who’ll play Maleficent’s daughter, Mal.
Production starts next Spring for a 2015 premiere and the director in charge is none other than High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega.
In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic Beauty and the Beast) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?
Expect DESCENDANTS to premiere on Disney Channel in 2015
Casting is currently underway.
Scripted by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott