Cheyenne Jackson Joins ‘Descendants 3’ as Popular Villain

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We already could not wait for Descendants 3 to hit Disney Channel and now a recent casting announcement has us even more excited! American Horror Story’s Cheyenne Jackson has officially joined the franchise as iconic  Hercules villain, Hades, who also just so happens to be Mal’s father!

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The actor confirmed the news on Twitter:

The official announcement teaser showed Mal approaching a blue flame in an enchanted forest before saying “Dad?” giving fans a huge clue as to what the next chapter of the story would entail.

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Most recently, Descendants 3 announced Jadah Marie and Jamal Sims as The Princess & the Frog’s Dr. Facilier and his daughter. Marie, Sims, and Jackson all join a returning cast of Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain, Mitchell Hope, Thomas Doherty, Dylan Playfair, and Anna Cathcart who are all reprising their roles from the first two films.

Descendants 3 is expected to premiere in 2019.

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