By Beth Deitchman
If you keep wondering and wondering (and wondering and wondering) when Rapunzel’s new adventures will begin, you’re in luck. Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure kicks off its third season on Monday, October 7 (1–2 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app.
We’ve got an exclusive clip from the special one-hour season premiere, which finds Rapunzel and Eugene returning home to Corona to discover that the kingdom is oddly quiet… the streets are empty and even the bakery, Attila the Bun, appears to be closed. Rapunzel is still coming to terms with Cassandra’s betrayal, but she’ll now need to summon her inner strength as she takes on an old enemy and sets out to save Corona and its people—including her parents, King Frederic and Queen Arianna. But lucky for us, Rapunzel will have Eugene, Pascal, Maximus, and Lance by her side. This sounds like the makings for the Best. Season. Ever.
Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Zachary Levi (Shazam!) return as the beloved couple Rapunzel and Eugene, along with Eden Espinosa (Broadway’s Wicked) as Cassandra, James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s Aladdin) as Lance, Paul F. Tompkins (Bob’s Burgers) as Shorty, and Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl) as Varian. We’ve combed through the roster of guest stars for season three, and are happy to report that fans will also hear from Sean Giambrone (ABC’s The Goldbergs) as the teenage version of Eugene, Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) as the new age thug Kai, Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) as a budding Flynn Rider, Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed) as the memory-stealing witch Clementine, Artemis Pebdani (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as the werewolf hunter Creighton, Gina Torres (Suits) as the rival Queen of Ingvarr, and Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones) as Zhan Tiri, the ancient threat to Corona.
The music for Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure comes from Oscar®-winning Disney Legend Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. Emmy® Award winner Kevin Kliesh composes the series’ score. The series has been nominated for multiple Emmys®, including Outstanding Music Direction and Composition (2018) and Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special (2018 and 2019). Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore developed Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, and Sonnenburg serves as executive producer, with Benjamin Balistreri as co-executive producer, Jase Ricci as story editor and co-producer, and Alan Bodner as art director. The artist behind Rapunzel’s tower murals from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ feature film Tangled is the series’ visual development artist.