When is Descendants 3 on the Disney Channel in the UK and what is the film about?

Disney fans are bracing themselves for the latest Descendants film hitting UK television screens in October.

The third and final instalment about the lives of the children of Disney villains was watch by more than 8 million people in America when it was shown in the US on August 2. Here's all you need to know about catching the Villain Kids next month.

Descendants 3 will be shown in the UK for the first time next month
Descendants 3 will be shown in the UK for the first time next month

When is Descendants 3 on in the UK?

The third film in the hugely popular movie franchise will premiere on Disney Channel UK on Friday, October 11 at 5.30pm.

What is it about?

Descendants tells the story of the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most famous villains. They are friends, but find themselves wrestling with whether or not they have inherited the evilness of their parents.

"Descendants 3" unfolds on "VK Day" as Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay—the Villain Kids or "The VKs"—cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost in search of other Villain Kids to bring to Auradom Prep.

But Mal knows she must close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost, fearing that nemeses Uma and Hades will wreak vengeance on her new home. But despite her decision a dark force still threatens the people of Auradon and Mal and her friends face their biggest challenge yet.

Descendants 3 is the third story about the children of Disney villains
Descendants 3 is the third story about the children of Disney villains

Who is in the new film?

Reprising their starring roles are Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as King Ben and China Anne McClain as Uma.

Cameron Boyce, who died in July due to epilepsy complications, reprises his role as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil. All of his scenes were finished before his death and the film is dedicated to his memory.

Parents should brace themselves for another catchy soundtrack
Parents should brace themselves for another catchy soundtrack

What about the music?

The first two Descendants films had catchy tunes kids were singing for months and this one is set to be no different. Fans can look forward to the Dove Cameron and Cameron Boyce duet 'Good To Be Bad', Dove and Sofia Carson's 'One Kiss' and group number 'VK Mashup'.

Is there a Descendants 3 trailer?

Yes!

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