Descendants 2 on the way along with new novel

Disney has commissioned a sequel to its hit TV movie Descendants.

Descendants is the second highest telecast ever aired on Disney Channel UK. Globally, Descendants has now reached over 32 million total viewers including 12.2 million viewers in the US.

As well as Descendants 2, Melissa de la Cruz will write a second novel as part of the ongoing Descendants publishing programme. Titled Return to the Isle of the Lost, the book will hit shelves in May 2016.

"By almost every measure, both in the US and globally, Descendants has already become one of the biggest entertainment properties of 2015 and we’re eager to delve deeper into the unfolding mythology of Auradon and Isle of the Lost," said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.

"This kind of compelling, innovative storytelling, alongside our animated Descendants: Wicked World shorts and unique transmedia campaign, continues to lay the groundwork for multiple franchise opportunities across virtually every line of business at The Walt Disney Company."

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