Disney Channel officially announces “Descendants 3”

Disney has officially announced a third installment for its hit franchise Descendants. The movies follow the children of famous Disney villains such as Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vil.

The announcement came from Dove Cameron who portrays Mal, the daughter of Maleficent, in the original TV movie. Cameron also hinted at the arrival of a new villain, her father.

“By adding a modern twist to Disney’s most treasured heritage properties, the world of ‘Descendants’ has become an instant classic. We’re thrilled that the creative team that conceived and launched this global phenomenon is back to dive deeper into these characters and the imaginative world from which they come,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement.”

High School Musical alum, Kenny Ortega will return as director of the third installment; he will serve as executive producer and choreographer. Also reprising their roles are Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, China Anne McClain, and Sofia Carson.

Production will begin in Vancouver, Canada ahead of the summer release date. Watch the teaser below!