Even Disney Channel original movies get sequels and after the first Descendants movie became such a hit, it comes as no surprise that a sequel is now in the works.
Disney Channel announced today that Descendants 2 is in the works. Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon will return to write the new movie.
The original film debuted on July 31 and was directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) with Wendy Japhet as executive producer. It drew 12.2 million viewers over the first seven days, including 3.1 million in the key 18-49 demographic. It’s been seen by 32 million viewers around the world.
Descendents follows the children of classic Disney characters. The film did feature songs and the soundtrack hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It was already released on DVD. The cast includes Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson, Kristin Chenoweth, Mitchell Hope and Wendy Raquel Robinson.
Disney also announced that it will host a live event at Downtown Disney in Anaheim on Saturday, with the stars from Descendants there.