Descendants 3: When is its airing? Who is in the cast? Everything you need to know about the Disney Channel sequel

The Disney Channel smash hit musical returns with the latest battle between good and evil.

Disney's Descendants will be back in 2019 for a third Original Movie, with Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart all returning.

The phenomenally successful musical saga, which tells the stories of the teenage offspring of classic Disney villains, will premiere in the UK on Disney Channel later this year.

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Here's everything you need to know about Descendants 3.

When is Descendants 3 airing?

Descendants 3 - Key Art

Disney's Descendants 3 will premiere in the UK on Disney Channel.

It will debut on Disney Channel later this year.

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Who is in the cast?

Dove, Cameron and Sofia in Descendants 3

Dove Cameron (Mal, daughter of Maleficent), Cameron Boyce (Carlos de Vil, son of Cruella), Sofia Carson (Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen), Booboo Stewart (Jay, son of Jafar) and Mitchell Hope (Ben, son of Belle and the Beast) all return as lead cast members for the third movie.

They will be reunited with China Anne McClain (Uma, the daughter of Ursul), Brenna D'Amico (Fairy Godmother's daughter Jane), Thomas Doherty (Harry Hook, son of Captain Hook), Sarah Jeffery (Princess Audrey, daughter of Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip), Jedidiah Goodacre (Chad Charming, son of Cinderella and Prince Charming), Zachary Gibson (Doug, the son of Dopey the Dwarf) and (Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, daughter of Drizella Tremaine.

Who are the new cast members?

Descendants 3 -  Jamal Sims as The Princess and the Frog’s villain Dr Facilier and Jadah Marie as his daughter Celia

New characters confirmed for the sequel include Cheyenne Jackson as Hercules villain Hades, Jamal Sims as The Princess and the Frog's villain Dr Facilier and Jadah Marie as his daughter Celia.

Another pair of new arrivals will be Christian Convery and Luke Rossler, who will play Squeaky and Squirmy, the sons of Peter Pan's Mr Smee.

Is there a trailer?

 

What is the plot for Descendants 3?

Sofia Carson as Evie

This highly anticipated trequel continues the contemporary saga of good versus evil as the teenage daughters and sons of Disney's most infamous villains (also known as the villain kids or VKs) -- Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart) -- return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep. 

When a barrier breach jeopardises the safety of Auradon during their departure off the Isle, Mal resolves to permanently close the barrier, fearing that nemeses Uma (China Anne McClain) and Hades (Cheyenne Jackson) will wreak vengeance on the kingdom. 
Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force threatens the people of Auradon, and it's up to Mal and the VKs to save everyone in their most epic battle yet.

The Descendants phenomenon

Descendants premiered in 2015 in the UK, becoming the year's highest-rated telecast on Disney Channel. A spin-off into a CGI animated series titled Descendants: Wicked World was followed by a sequel, Descendants 2 in 2017 and Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story in 2018.

In the first 6 days post premiere, the first teaser for Descendants 3 generated 3.1 million views and 420k engagements across social media platforms including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said: "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."

Descendants 2 reached more than 71.5 million viewers across 159 countries and 32 languages. Music videos from Descendants and Descendants 2 have nearly two billion global views and the Descendants 2 soundtrack was the number 1 album on iTunes and in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

More than three million Descendants and Descendants 2 dolls have been sold, and more than four million Descendants-related books have been sold including three popular young adult novels that were featured on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Descendants star Dove Cameron has over 25 million followers on Instagram and is one of the hottest rising stars in Hollywood.

She's also appeared in Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Barely Lethal, alongside Jennifer Aniston in Netflix's Dumplin and is currently in the West End as Clara Johnston in Light in the Piazza.

How to watch Disney's Descendants 3 on BT TV

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Descendants 3, is set to debut on Disney Channel later this year.

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