Disney Channel has ordered a second season of Elena of Avalor, the animated series that premiered last month. A spinoff from Sofia the First, it tells the story of Avalor’s princess Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and now must learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen.
Created and exec produced by Craig Gerber (Sofia the First), the series — which bowed July 22 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior — is inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. Set in an unspecified time period, it follows Elena’s (Aimee Carrero) journey to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.
The Elena of Avalor premiere was the No. 1 series telecast among all kid-targeted TV networks in (Live+7), in total viewers (4.5 million), kids 2-11 (2.4 million/6.1 rating) and adults 18-49 (1.2 million/1.0 rating). It also stars Jenna Ortega, Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Carlos Alazraqui, Emiliano Díez, Julia Vera, Christian Lanz, Jillian Rose Reed, Joseph Haro, Jorge Diaz, Keith Ferguson and Joe Nunez.
“It’s just a few weeks into the launch of Elena of Avalor, and we are already seeing what an impact and connection she is making with kids and families,” said Nancy Kanter, EVP and General Manager of Disney Junior Worldwide. “We’re eager to make sure that we will have many new stories of bravery, adventure and leadership for our audience to enjoy and are delighted to begin production on our second season and continue to find ways for her story to be heard both on and off screen.”
Each episode of Elena of Avalor features original songs in an array of Latin musical styles including mariachi, Latin pop, salsa, banda and Chilean hip-hop.