Disney+ today announced that Paolo Montalban has been added to the cast of Descendants: The Rise of Red (formerly known as The Pocketwatch), the latest installment in Disney Branded Television’s music-driven mega-hit Descendants franchise.
Montalban will portray King Charming, Cinderella’s (Brandy) husband and Chloe’s (Malia Baker) dad, who is as much in love with Cinderella as he ever was. He previously played Prince Charming opposite Brandy’s Cinderella in Walt Disney Television’s iconic 1997 movie Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Montalban joins previously announced cast members Kylie Cantrall (Disney’s Gabby Duran and the Unsittables) as Red, Malia Baker (The Babysitters Club) as Chloe, Brandy (Queens) as Cinderella, Rita Ora (Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight) as The Queen of Hearts, China Anne McClain (Disney’s Descendants 2 and Descendants 3) as Uma, Dara Reneé (Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: the Series) as Uliana, Ruby Rose Turner (Disney’s Coop and Cami Ask the World) as Bridget/Young Queen of Hearts, Morgan Dudley (Jagged Little Pill on Broadway) as Ella/Young Cinderella, Joshua Colley (Senior Year) as Hook, Melanie Paxson (Descendants franchise) as Fairy Godmother, Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso) as Principal Merlin and Leonardo Nam (Westworld) as Maddox Hatter.
Descendants: The Rise of Red follows the story of Red, the rebellious daughter of the Queen of Hearts, and Chloe, Cinderella’s perfectionist daughter. When the tyrannical Queen of Hearts incites a coup against Auradon, polar opposites Red and Chloe must join forces and travel back in time to undo the traumatic event that set Red’s mother down her villainous path.
The Descendants movies unfurled an imaginative mythology of two new lands, idyllic Auradon and the ragtag Isle of the Lost, home to the teenage progeny of Disney’s most iconic characters and notably, its most notorious villains. The bold new story of Descendants: The Rise of Red returns to these lands and also takes audiences through the rabbit hole to the hostile unincorporated territory of Wonderland, a magical, mysterious place made famous in Alice in Wonderland.
Check out the video announcement regarding Montalban’s casting at the link below.