Disney Unveils ‘Descendants 2’ Cast Photo

Descendants 2 Cast Photo
Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Dove Cameron as Mal, Booboo Stewart as Jay and Mitchell Hope as Ben in ‘Descendants 2’ (Disney Channel/Bob D’Amico/Craig Sjodin)

The Disney Channel’s released the first photo from Descendants 2, the sequel to – obviously – Descendants. The made-for-TV movie centers on the lives of the teenage sons and daughters of classic Disney villains. The cast includes Cameron Boyce as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil; Sofia Carson as Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen; Dove Cameron as Mal, daughter of Maleficent; Booboo Stewart as Jay, son of Jafar; and Mitchell Hope as Ben, King of Auradon, son of Beast and Belle. Filming is currently underway, with Disney Channel aiming for a 2017 premiere.

In addition to releasing the first photo, director Kenny Ortega explained King Ben’s “Isle of the Lost” look in the first official picture of the cast. “When Ben realizes Mal has left Auradon, he decides to go after her. Mal’s friends — Carlos, Evie and Jay — decide to go with him to help, but first they have to teach him their wicked ways so he can sneak around the Isle of the Lost without being recognized.”

The Plot: The story deepens in the music-driven sequel to the global smash hit Descendants, as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains — Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as Villain Kids or VKs) — try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town. Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.