The animated series, which premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in July, is a story inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. Princess Elena is the first-ever Latina princess for Disney.
“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. 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,” said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide.
The July 22 premiere of “Elena of Avalor” ranks as the year’s no.1 telecast among all kid-targeted TV networks in total viewers (4.5 million), Kids 2-11 (2.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2 million), per Nielsen’s Live +7 ratings. To date, all telecasts of the show have reached over 24 million total viewers.
“Elena of Avalor” stars Aimee Carrero, 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. The recurring guest voice cast includes Constance Marie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Justina Machado, Jaime Camil, Rich Sommer, Tyler Posey, Lucas Grabeel, Echo Kellum and Gaby Moreno.
The same day as the Season 2 renewal, the Princess Elena character debuted at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and will also debut at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, this fall. Taking full advantage of the character in true Disney style, the company is also readying “Elena of Avalor” print and e-books, dolls, role-play products, accessories, home decor, apparel, an EP soundtrack from Walt Disney Records and a DVD from Disney Studios being released later this year.