Last week, The Disney Channel revealed the first photo of the Disney villains' children in the TV movie Descendants, which is currently in production. Today, the network has released yet another photo, featuring our first look at Kristin Chenoweth as the villainous Maleficent in director Kenny Ortega's TV movie. Take a look at this photo, featuring Maleficent alongside her daughter Mal (Dove Cameron), then read on to see what Kenny Ortega has to say about Kristin Chenoweth.
The story is set in the kingdom of Auradon, where the son of Belle and Beast from Beauty and the Beast takes over as the king, who offers a chance at redemption for the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy), Jafar (Maz Jobrani) and Cruella de Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson). The villainous children are forced to attend the same prep school as the offspring of classic Disney heroes, where they must choose whether to start their own life, or follow in their parents' evil footsteps.
Here's what Kenny Ortega had to say about his cast.
"Who didn't love to hate Maleficent? You have the incomparable Kristin Chenoweth with this fantastic chemistry with Dove Cameron, who plays her daughter, and wonderful wit and good humor with Kathy Najimy, who plays her neighbor, the Evil Queen. It's just a dream."
Descendants is slated to debut on The Disney Channel in 2015.