Disney Channel orders new princess-themed series
Disney Channel has ordered a new animated comedy series entitled Star and the Forces of Evil (working title), which is scheduled to hit the channel next fall.
Production has begun on the series, which follows a fun-loving magical teen princess from another dimension who, after a few skirmishes with other-worldly monsters, is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family on Earth.
The Middle star Eden Sher (pictured) will voice the lead character, Star Butterfly. Artist and writer Daron Nefcy, a 2009 California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) graduate, is the series creator and co-executive producer. Her television credits include recent work on Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series, Wander Over Yonder, and the Warner Bros. animated series MAD.
Also on Disney Channel, actress Ashley Tisdale and Olympic champion snowboarder Shaun White will be the executive producers of new Disney Channel Original Movie Cloud 9, a story set in the world of competitive snowboarding that is scheduled to premiere this winter.