Disney Renews Animated 'Descendants' Series For Second Season

Disney Channel has greenlit a second season of its short-form animated series Descendants: Wicked World.

The series, based on Disney’s successful Descendants original movie, will return this fall, according to network officials.

The new season will feature three new songs as well as new cast members Bradley Steven Perry (Disney XD's Lab Rats: Elite Force) and Lauryn McClain (Daddy's Little Girls), who will voice new characters in recurring roles.

Disney this Friday (July 15) will air the season one finale of Descendants: Wicked World’s freshman season. The series has reached more than 30 million viewers in the US, according to Disney.

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