Ever since Disney’s “Descendants” premiered to big numbers this summer, fans have been wondering – when’s the sequel? Well, today is your lucky day! Oh and did you know “Descendants” is cable television’s fifth highest-rated movie of all-time? Wicked!
Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide announced today that a sequel script has been commissioned from the movie’s screenwriters Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon who will also serve as executive producers on the project, “Descendants 2” (working title).
Marsh said, “By almost every measure – domestically and globally – ‘Descendants’ has already become one of the biggest entertainment properties of the year and we’re eager to delve deeper into the unfolding mythology of Auradon and Isle of the Lost. This kind of compelling, innovative storytelling, alongside our animated ‘Descendants: Wicked World’ shorts and unique transmedia campaign, continues to lay the groundwork for multiple franchise opportunities across virtually every line of business at The Walt Disney Company.”
If you live in California, this Saturday, October 17, you’ll have a chance to see the stars of Disney’s “Descendants” including Dove Cameron (Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie”), Cameron Boyce (Disney XD’s “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” Disney Channel’s “Jessie”), Booboo Stewart (“X-Men Days of Future Past”) and Sofia Carson, and Kenny Ortega in person! The cast will celebrate with fans during an on-stage, music and dance-filled event at Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California.
Also announced today, Melissa de la Cruz will write a second novel as part of the ongoing “Descendants” publishing program. “Return to the Isle of the Lost” will publish in May 2016. The prequel novel, “The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel” by Melissa de la Cruz, hit #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List (Children’s Middle Grade) for 13 of the past 22 weeks on the list. In total, four “Descendants” books from Disney Publishing Worldwide have been on the New York Times Best Seller List for a combined 41 weeks.
Are you excited for more “Descendants”? Find out what Sofia Carson said she wants to happen in the sequel.