We know you’re all ready to meet the Descendants — but what about the young Prince who brings them all to Auradon Prep?
Meet Prince Ben, played by Mitchell Hope, he’s the dreamy son of King Beast and Queen Belle of Auradon. Poised to take the throne, Prince Ben makes his first proclamation and offers a chance at redemption to Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay by allowing them to attend school in Auradon.
Unlike his peers, Ben does not fear the trouble-making teens and embraces them as friends while he helps them navigate the unfamiliar land where goodness runs rampant.
Mitchell grew up involved in the theatre program in his community and at his high school and his first on-screen role was in Australia’s Down The Way, before he appeared in INXS: Never Tear Us Apart.
He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia and has two younger brothers and a brand new puppy, and when he’s not letting villainous kids into a kingdom, he loves to play basketball, squash and surfing.
Descendants premieres TONIGHT, Friday, July 31st @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.
Mal comes to her villainous BFF for some help after Prince Ben (Mitchell Hope) asks her out on a date — and it looks like Evie might have a little love connection of her own with Doug (Zachary Gibson).
Descendants centers on Mal, Evie, Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart), the children of the most feared villains, who are allowed into the kingdom of Auradon to attend prep school alongside the teenage progeny of iconic Disney heroes.
The villainous parents see this as an opportunity to use their children to carry out an evil plan that will finally free them all from the Isle of the Lost. Will these evil teens follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents?
Descendants premieres on Disney Channel on Friday, July 31st!
Jay and Carlos just transferred to the new school along with their Isle of the Lost friends Mal (Dove Cameron) and Evie (Sofia Carson), who were spotted taking a cooking class with Lonnie (Dianne Doan). We’re not gonna be touching that recipe with a fifty foot pole…
Soon to be King, Prince Ben (Mitchell Hope) just opened up the doors to the kingdom and invited the four to attend the prestigious academy — alongside the other teenage children of the people their parents used to terrorize. That’s gonna be fun, right?
Stay tuned to see the premiere of Shawn Mendes‘ new video for “Believe” off the Descendants soundtrack!
Descendants premieres Friday, July 31st on Disney Channel!
Mitchell Hope, 19, was just announced as Ben, the son of the King and Queen of Beauty and the Beast fame for the Disney Channel project.
“We were intrigued by Mitchell’s natural acting style, boyish charm and winning personality and when we brought him to Los Angeles to read opposite Dove [Cameron], it was apparent that he embodied the inherent good nature of ‘Ben’ and the sense of fairness that the character represents,” Judy Taylor, Disney Channel’s Senior Vice President of Casting & Talent, shared.
Set in a present day idyllic kingdom, Ben, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters.