You read that title correctly. The latest Disney Channel Original Movie announced is going to be a live-action film centered on the lives of the Disney villains’ children, and will be called The Descendants. This film will be directed by Kenny Ortega of the High School Musical craze.
The synopsis states:
“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?”
I don’t know about you guys, but I was never expecting Disney Channel to produce anything like this!
The Descendants will begin production in the spring and will premiere on Disney Channel in 2015. Right now, the company is beginning casting for the film.