Despite a somewhat lackluster start in the ratings during its June launch on Disney Channel, “The Villains of Valley View” has been renewed for a second season, Disney Branded Television announced today. Available to watch on the linear network and Disney+, the series follows a family of supervillains forced to hide their powers and adopt “normalcy” in suburbia. Production on the second season is set to begin this fall in Los Angeles.
“It isn’t hard to see why audiences have fallen in love with the villainous Madden family,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “Despite a penchant for utilizing their superpowers in everyday life, Amy and family ultimately care about and support one another. Even though life can be messy, ridiculous, and sometimes frightening, the Maddens demonstrate the (super)power of family and togetherness.”
Recent episodes have placed the series as the #1 Live-Action Cable series with Girls 6-11. It ranks in the Top 5 among Live-Action Cable Series among Kids and Girls 6-11 according to Live+Same Day blended data from Nielsen Media Research.
The series will resume airing all-new episodes from season one on Fridays, beginning Friday, October 7, on Disney Channel. Currently, there are 10 episodes of the series available to stream on Disney+.
“The Villains of Valley View” follows a teenage supervillain named Havoc (Isabella Pappas) who stands up to the head of the League of Villains which forces her family to change their identities and relocate to a sleepy Texas suburb. With the help of her effervescent new neighbor Hartley (Kayden Muller-Janssen), Havoc — going incognito as Amy — must somehow hide her superpowers and quell her villainous nature in favor of something she and the rest of her family have fought against all their lives: being normal.
In addition to Pappas and Muller-Janssen, returning for season two are series regulars Lucy Davis (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) as Eva/Surge, James Patrick Stuart (“General Hospital”) as Vic/Kraniac, Malachi Barton (Disney Channel’s “Under Wraps 2”) as Colby/Flashform, and Reed Horstmann (“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia”) as Jake/Chaos.
The series was created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore (“Lab Rats”), who also serve as executive producers and showrunners.