Beautiful and prim Audrey, the daughter of Princess Aurora (“Sleeping Beauty”), is back and actress Sarah Jeffery is set to once again play her in “Descendants 3,” the highly-anticipated third movie in a trilogy about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains.
“Descendants” (2015) and “Descendants 2” (2017) were each the #1 cable movie for the respective years among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, and both rank among Disney Channel’s Top 10 original movies of all time. “Descendants 2” premiered two years after “Descendants” and was the highest-rated telecast across all cable television among Kids 6-11 since the first movie.
Directed by Emmy and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega, “Descendants 3,” a Disney Channel Original Movie, begins production next month for a 2019 premiere.
Ms. Jeffery originated the role of Audrey – a fan favorite – in “Descendants.” The character is referenced in the sequel, although she does not appear. After “Descendants” Jeffery starred in the NBC drama “Shades of Blue,” FOX’s “Wayward Pines,” the direct-to DVD movie “Daphne and Velma” and The CW Network’s pilot “Charmed.”
The “Descendants 3” cast also includes actors Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair reprising their roles as Harry and Gil, each members of Uma’s pirate crew, joining Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as King Ben and China Anne McClain as Uma.
“Descendants 3” does not yet have a specific premiere date set, but it is currently slated for Summer 2019.