After the wild success of the Disney Channel’s first “Descendants” movie, one of the most watched cable TV movies in recent years, a script for a sequel has been commissioned, it was announced today.
It is already cable television’s fifth highest-rated movie of all-time and Disney is eager to grow the franchise.
“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,” said Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. “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.”
To celebrate the success of the movie, the stars of “Descendants” will appear along with director and choreographer Kenny Ortega will meet fans for an on-stage, music and dance-filled event at Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California.
A second novel in the “Descendants” literary universe titled “Return to the Isle of the Lost” was also announced today. It will be published in May 2016.