Descendants 3

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Descendants 3
Descendants 3, poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Written by
Directed byKenny Ortega
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
  • Kenny Ortega
  • Josann McGibbon
  • Sara Parriott
  • Wendy Japhet
Producer(s)Wendy Japhet
Production company(s)Disney Channel Original Productions
Original networkDisney Channel
Preceded byDescendants 2

Descendants 3 is an upcoming American musical television film. It will be the third installment in the Descendants series, following Descendants and Descendants 2. The film is written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, and is directed by Kenny Ortega. The film is set to premiere on Disney Channel on August 2, 2019.[1]



Descendants 3 is written and produced by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, and is directed and executive produced by Kenny Ortega.[2] Wendy Japhet is a producer on the film,[3] with Ortega, Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon, and Japhet also serving as executive producers.[4] Mark Hofeling and Kara Saun return as production designer and costume designer on the sequel, respectively.[3] In addition to playing Dr. Facilier, Jamal Sims also serves as the film's choreographer,[6][8] along with Ortega who has served as choreographer for all three Descendants films.[2]

Rehearsals and pre-recording on the film began on April 23, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[3] Production began on May 25, 2018.[10] On July 18, 2018, it was reported on social media that production on the film had "officially wrapped".[11]

It has been reported that this will be the last film in the Descendants film series.[12]


Some promotional footage for the film was released on the Disney Descendants YouTube channel in February 2018 as a teaser or first look into the production.[13] In late May 2019, it was announced that the film will premiere on August 2, 2019.[1][2][14]

A related short film, Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story, which features Mal and Uma facing off in "an epic underwater showdown", was released on September 28, 2018.[15][16]

On July 11, 2019, Disney announced it was canceling a red carpet premiere originally planned for July 22, 2019, in the wake of Cameron Boyce's death. The film's television premiere will go on as scheduled, dedicated to Boyce's memory.[17]


  1. ^ a b Erik Pedersen (May 31, 2019). "Descendants 3 Gets Premiere Date on Disney Channel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ariana Brockington (February 16, 2018). "Disney Announces 'Descendants 3' for 2019". Variety. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Zach Johnson (April 24, 2018). "Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson Share Descendants 3 Rehearsal Photos". E! News. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Erik Pedersen (May 21, 2018). "'Descendants 3': Disney Channel Pic Adds Cheyenne Jackson As Hades From 'Hercules'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  5. ^ a b c Denise Petski (April 20, 2018). "'Descendants 3': Sarah Jeffery, Thomas Doherty & Dylan Playfair To Reprise Roles In Threequel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  6. ^ a b c d Maureen Lee Lenker (May 4, 2018). "Descendants 3 casts The Princess and the Frog's Dr. Facilier and his daughter". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  7. ^ a b c @descendants (May 21, 2018). "Casting is complete! Are you ready for #Descendants3? #D3Deets" (Tweet). Retrieved May 28, 2018 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ a b c Ariana Brockington (May 4, 2018). "TV News Roundup: 'Descendants 3' Adds Two More to Cast". Variety. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  9. ^ Kirsten Chuba (May 21, 2018). "TV News Roundup: 'Descendants 3' Casts Cheyenne Jackson as Hades". Variety. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  10. ^ @descendants (May 25, 2018). "Production has officially begun on #Descendants3! Here's a look back at the behind-the-scenes at this movie's dance rehearsals and voice records leading up to this moment. #D3Deets" (Tweet). Retrieved May 30, 2018 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ disneydescendants (July 18, 2018). "Production has officially wrapped on #descendants3". Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  12. ^ Brianna Wiest (May 18, 2018). "Dove Cameron Has Recorded Her Final Descendants Song". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-05-19. Dove Cameron... recorded her last song EVER for Descendants 3, the third and final movie in the series.
  13. ^ Disney Descendants (16 February 2018). "Descendants 3 Official Teaser 💚💜" – via YouTube.
  14. ^ Lauren Piester (April 27, 2019). "Hades Is Pretty Mad in First Look at Cheyenne Jackson's New Descendants 3 Villain". Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  15. ^ Zach Johnson (August 10, 2018). "Under the Sea: A Descendants Story Special Coming to Disney Channel". E! News. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  16. ^ Crystal Nguyen (September 7, 2018). "A New Trailer for "Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story" Has Been Released and We Can't Wait". Oh My Disney. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  17. ^ Perez, Lexy (July 11, 2019). "Disney Cancels 'Descendants 3' Premiere Event in Wake of Cameron Boyce's Death". They Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 11, 2019.

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