Descendants: The Rise of Red Sets Disney+ Release Date; New Characters Revealed in Teaser Trailer

Disney+ is taking viewers down the rabbit hole this summer. The streamer has announced a July 12 release date for Descendants: The Rise of Red, the next installment in Disney’s villain-kid franchise.

Kylie Cantrall (Gabby Duran & the Unsittables) stars as Red, the rebellious daughter of Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts, alongside Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club) as Chloe, the perfectionist daughter of Cinderella. When the Queen of Hearts attempts to overthrow Auradon, the polar-opposite roommates become reluctant allies, traveling back in time “to undo the traumatic event that set Red’s mother down her villainous path,” per Disney’s official synopsis.

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Other new additions to the Descendants franchise include Rita Ora (The Masked Singer) as the Queen of Hearts, Dara Reneé (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) as Uliana, Ruby Rose Turner (Coop and Cami Ask the World) as Bridget/Young Queen of Hearts, Morgan Dudley (The Prom) as Ella/Young Cinderella, Joshua Colley (Love, Victor) as Young Hook, Peder Lindell (Hidden Falls) as Morgie, Grace Narducci (Law & Order: SVU) as Fay/Young Fairy Godmother, Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso) as Principal Merlin and Leonardo Nam (Westworld) as Maddox Hatter.

Descendants fans can also look forward to seeing a few familiar faces, including China Anne McClain as Uma, who’s now the principal of Auradon Prep, and Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother. Brandy and Paolo Montalban will also appear as Cinderella and King Charming, reprising their roles from 1997’s made-for-TV production of Cinderella.

Descendants: The Rise of Red will make its Disney Channel debut on Friday, Aug. 9 (8/7c). Hit PLAY on the teaser trailer above for a taste of what Red has planned for Auradon Prep, then drop a comment with your thoughts below. Will you be watching?

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