The story is still being told. Between 2015 and 2019, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, and the late Cameron Boyce were among the actors who appeared in the Descendants trilogy on Disney Channel.
The musical Descendants series introduced viewers to the children of Disney’s most well-known heroes and villains as a continuation of traditional fairy tales. The main four villain kids were Cameron (Mal), Carson (Evie), Stewart (Jay), and Boyce (Carlos), who played the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella de Vil, respectively.
In a February 2020 interview with Teen Vogue, Carson reflected warmly on her time on the Descendants, stating that getting the part of Evie marked “the moment where my life changed totally.”
The opening piece, “Rotten to the Core,” was being shot on the first day the actress from Feel the Beat was on set, she said. I recall getting the worst case of stomach butterflies when my mother arrived by plane, but it was magical. It felt quite odd for me to be a part of anything with The Walt Disney Company where I got to portray the daughter of a heritage character—to play almost like a real-life Disney princess.
The VKs moved from their home on the Isle of the Lost, where magic is outlawed, to the magical country of Auradon in the first Descendants films. The youngsters went to Auradon Preparatory School where they met Audrey (Sarah Jeffrey), Ben (Mitchell Hope), and Jane (Brenna D’Amico), who were, respectively, the offspring of Queen Belle and Beast and Fairy Godmother and the children of Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip.
The singer of “Boyfriend” said, “I’m sure there’s a part that would feel very therapeutic and very much like we’re coming home.” It’s a very personal kind of event, so I believe returning to it would be therapeutic — like a homecoming — but I also believe it would be quite difficult, and I’m not sure whether we would be able to handle it.
The group did come together again for the animated Descendants: The Royal Wedding special in August 2021, which featured Ben and Mal’s legal nuptials with Boyce’s memory being honoured.
According to Carson, who spoke to Entertainment Tonight in March 2021, “Our fans are just the most remarkable in the world and they love this series, and it means so lot to them, so this is really devoted to them and it’s an animated special.” “We simply hope that people feel joyful and connected to the characters and, of course, to our Cam when they watch this.”