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China McClain Hopes 'Descendants' Fans Love Her New Show 'Black Lightning' Too

China McClain Hopes 'Descendants' Fans Love Her New Show 'Black Lightning' Too

China Anne McClain has a lot of exciting projects coming up!

Not only is she starring in the highly-anticipated Descendants sequel this summer, but she’s also the star of a new CW show titled Black Lightning.

The series is based on the DC comic about a superhero who hangs his hat to become the principal of a charter high school.

His daughters (one of them being China) also have powers and sort of get him back into fighting crime and saving the world.

We recently caught up with China and she’s pumped for Descendants fans to check out her new show too.

“I’m so excited,” she told JJJ. “It’s kind of the same field. It’s a fantastical world. I think they are going to love it.”

Descendants 2 premieres July 21 on Disney Channel and Black Lightning will debut mid-season on The CW.

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Mal & Uma Face Off in New 'Descendants 2' Clip - Watch Now!

Mal & Uma Face Off in New 'Descendants 2' Clip - Watch Now!

It’s the ultimate villain battle in this new Descendants 2 clip!

The newest sneak peek for the summer movie features Uma (China Anne McClain) and Mal (Dove Cameron) coming face to face with one another after Mal discovers Ben (Mitchell Hope) has been kidnapped by Uma’s pirate gang.

Descendants 2 also stars Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Thomas Doherty, Dylan Playfair, Anna Cathcart, Brenna D’Amico, Dianne Doan, Jedidiah Goodacre and Zachary Gibson.

The flick will premiere on July 21st across Disney Channel, Freeform, ABC, Lifetime and Disney XD.

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Dove Cameron Has Two Special Connections With Sofia Carson & China Anne McClain

Dove Cameron Has Two Special Connections With Sofia Carson & China Anne McClain

Dove Cameron shines on her cover for the new issue of Girl’s Life magazine.

The Descendants 2 star shares the cover with her two co-stars, Sofia Carson and China Anne McClain.

In the glossy, Dove opens up about finding her way in the franchise and just how special her connection to China and Sofia is.

There were some rough days [for me], but they had nothing to do with being on set,” Dove shared about having some personal rough days. “Descendants
was a very transitional time for me, and Descendants 2 even more so.

“I definitely found solace and comfort in Kenny [Ortega]. And, obviously, Thomas [Doherty]. He was a great friend to me then and is my boyfriend now,” she adds.

Sofia, though, can always tell when I’m in a bad mood.”

“I can tell as soon as she walks into the trailer if she’s having a bad day,” Sofia chimed in. “You are so much happier now than during Descendants,
Dove.”

With China, Dove admits that she’s in awe of China‘s vocals.

“I’ve known China for a while. We both had shows on Disney Channel. And I’ve always known this: She’s one of the most incredible vocalists I have ever heard in real life. She’s beyond,” Dove says. “She is always fully present with the people she’s with, too.”

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Madelaine Petsch Parties With 'Riverdale' Co-Stars at CW Upfronts Party

Madelaine Petsch Parties With 'Riverdale' Co-Stars at CW Upfronts Party

How stunning do the ladies of Riverdale look at the CW Upfronts Party in NYC last night?!

Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Marisol Nichols hit the party along with KJ Apa, Luke Perry and Casey Cott.

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Also seen inside the big bash were Black Lightning‘s China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams, Elizabeth Gillies and Lucy Hale.

If you missed it, you can see all the trailers for CW’s incoming shows on JJJ right now!

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China Anne McClain Brings 'Black Lightning' To New York City

China Anne McClain Brings 'Black Lightning' To New York City

China Anne McClain and her on-screen sister Nafessa Williams look so chic at the CW Upfronts this morning in New York City.

The two actresses star in Black Lightning, which will debut midseason on the network.

The series centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), the hero who he hung up his suit and his secret identity years ago.

But with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante — Black Lightning.

Check out the first-look trailer below!

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Mal & Uma Arm Wrestle in These New 'Descendants 2' Photos!

Mal & Uma Arm Wrestle in These New 'Descendants 2' Photos!

Check out these newly-released stills from the upcoming Descendants sequel!

In Descendants 2, the story deepens as the Villain Kids (AKA “VKs”) – Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart) – continue to try to find their place in idyllic Auradon.

When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma (China McClain), the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town.

Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry (Thomas Doherty) and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.

Descendants 2 premieres on Friday, July 21 @ 8PM on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, and Lifetime.

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The First 'Descendants 2' Trailer Is Officially Here - Watch Now!

The First 'Descendants 2' Trailer Is Officially Here - Watch Now!

The first official Descendants 2 trailer is finally here!!!

In the sequel movie, the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains — Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart) — try to find their place in idyllic Auradon.

But, when the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma (China McClain), the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town.

Descendants 2 will premiere this summer on July 21st across five different channels!


“Descendants 2″ Official Trailer

China Anne McClain & Sister Lauryn McClain Are Repping The Entire 'Descendants' Franchise at RDMAs 2017

China Anne McClain & Sister Lauryn McClain Are Repping The Entire 'Descendants' Franchise at RDMAs 2017

China Anne McClain and her sister Lauryn look so hot 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards today.

The two siblings are actually repping the entire Descendants fandom at the show.

China used to voice Freddie on Descendants: Wicked World — which Lauryn took over when China was “promoted” to Uma in Descendants 2!

Cast mates Dove Cameron, Zachary Gibson, Booboo Stewart, China McClain, Dianne Doan, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Dylan Playfair are all at the show too, along with director Kenny Ortega!

The 2017 RDMAs will air TOMORROW, Sunday, April 30th on Disney Channel.

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