Stage and screen favorite Skylar Astin is among the cast of Secret Society of Second Born Royals, an original movie from the upcoming streaming service Disney+. Production will begin later this month in Toronto.
The movie, directed by Anna Mastro, will star Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Disney Channel’s Andi Mack) as Sam, a princess in the kingdom of Illyria who learns she has superpowers and belongs to a secret society responsible for maintaining peace throughout the kingdom.
The cast also includes Faly Rakotohavana, Isabella Blake Thomas, Olivia Deeble, Niles Fitch. Elodie Yung, Ashley Liao, and Noah Lomax.
Astin appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening, later taking the New York stage in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater with City Center Encores!, What We’re Up Against Off-Broadway, and Carnegie Hall’s 2016 presentation of West Side Story. On screen, he’s known for his performances in the Pitch Perfect films and as (a revamped version of) Greg in the final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He will star alongside Jane Levy and Once On This Island’s Alex Newell in the NBC musical pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
The initial slate of programming for Disney+, launching November 12, includes the meta series High School Musical: The Musical and the relaunch of the Kristen Bell-hosted Encore!, in which former high school classmates reunite to put on their school musicals once more.