By Beth Deitchman
Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter—take it from D23! And if you don’t believe us, ask Descendants arch-nemeses Mal and Uma, who go head to head in an epic underwater showdown in Under the Sea: A Descendants Story, a new live-action short-form special premiering on Disney Channel on Friday, September 28 (7:50–8 p.m. EDT/PDT).
In the super-mysterious teaser that just debuted, Mal (Dove Cameron) emerges from the shadows of a mystical forest onto a dark coastline where she crosses paths with Dizzy, played by Anna Cathcart. And they aren’t the only “VKs” coming to Under the Sea: A Descendants Story—fans can look forward to seeing China Ann McClain reprise the role of Uma, along with Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair as Harry and Gil from Uma’s wicked pirate gang.
As in the insanely popular Descendants and Descendants 2, the new short-form special will feature devilishly dazzling visual effects, as well as high-energy music and dance. And just as there are so many ways to be wicked, there are so many ways to watch Under the Sea: A Descendants Story. Immediately after its Disney Channel debut, you’ll be able to watch it again and again on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD.
Mal, Uma, and the “rotten-to-the-core” rest of your favorite Villain Kids will return in the highly anticipated trequel, Descendants 3, premiering on Disney Channel in Summer 2019.