Production is getting ready to begin soon on Disney Channel’s Descendants 3 and the network revealed today that a new villain is being added to the film. Cheyenne Jackson has been signed on to play the villainous Hades, the Underworld ruler from Disney’s 1997 Hercules.
Jackson has impressive theatrical experience including playing parts in various television series and films including an American Horror Story and the upcoming Paramount Network comedy American Woman.
Jackson is the latest newcomer joining Jadah Marie as Dr. Facilier’s daughter Celia, Jamal Sims as Dr. Facilier, and Christian Convery and Luke Roessler as Smee’s sons Squeaky and Squirmy, respectively.
To learn more about the cast, watch the Who Is Hades? announcement video below.
Returning Villain Kids Dove Cameron as Maleficent’s daughter Mal, Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos, Sofia Carson as the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jafar’s son Jay, China Anne McClain as Ursula’s daughter Uma, Thomas Doherty as Captain Hook’s son Harry, Dylan Playfair as Gaston’s son Gil and Anna Cathcart as Drizella’s daughter Dizzy. Auradonians returning include Mitchell Hope as Beast and Belle’s son King Ben, Sarah Jeffery as Prince Phillip and Sleeping Beauty’s daughter Audrey, Jedidiah Goodacre as Prince Charming and Cinderella’s son Chad, Zachary Gibson as Dopey’s son Doug, Brenna D’Amico as Fairy Godmother’s daughter Jane, Dan Payne as Beast, Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother.
Kenny Ortega is returning to direct, choreograph, and executive produce the film. Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon will also assist as executive producers in addition to Wendy Japhet.
Descendants 3 will make its debut in 2019.
News Source: Deadline
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