Disney has renewed “Elena of Avalor” for a second season.
The animated series, which premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in July, is a story inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. Elena (voiced by Aimee Carrero) 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,” Disney Junior Worldwide’s Nancy Kanter says in a statement. “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.”
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.
The same day as the Season 2 renewal, the Princess Elena character debuted at Walt Disney World and will also debut at Disneyland this fall.