Disney Commits to Third Season of Elena of Avalor


BURBANK: Disney Channel has ordered a third season of the new animated series Elena of Avalor, which began airing on the network over the summer.

Elena of Avalor was created and is executive produced by Emmy winner Craig Gerber. The Disney Television Animation production features Aimee Carrero as the voice of the titular teen who rules her kingdom as crown princess. The show’s second season is due to debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the fall.

After its premiere in July 2016, Elena of Avalor became TV’s number one series for girls aged 2 to 11 in the U.S. It also ranks as the number one show in its time slot among young viewers in the U.K., Spain and Portugal.

Nancy Kanter, the executive VP of content and creative strategy at Disney Channels Worldwide, and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, said: “With this new season order, the creative team, led by Craig Gerber and [co-producer and story editor] Silvia Olivas, has some exciting surprises in store for Elena on her journey to becoming queen. We’re looking forward to having our young viewers follow along on Elena’s adventure, while also continuing to build the Elena of Avalor experience for them beyond the screen.”