During tonight's premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Zombies, the network made an announcement that will surprise absolutely no one: Descendants 3 is in the works. The third entry into the popular series is set to debut in summer 2019 and teases that we'll get to meet Mal's father. Additionally, it's been confirmed that Kenny Ortega will be returning to direct, executive produce, and choreograph the film when it begins production later this year.

Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “By adding a modern twist to Disney’s most treasured heritage properties,  the world of Descendants has become an instant classic. We’re thrilled that the creative team that conceived and launched this global phenomenon is back to dive deeper into these characters and the imaginative world from which they come.”

Descendants 3 is set to air on Disney Channel next year.