Thew new series from Disney, “Elena of Avalor” is set to officially premiere this Friday and we have some photos from the first episode for your to check out below! The first episode of the new series is titled “First Day of Rule” and airs Friday, July 22nd, 7:00 p.m., ET/PT.
In “First Day of Rule,” Elena has officially become crown princess and immediately rescues her sister, Isabel, from Noblins, elf-like shapeshifting creatures based on a Chilean peuchen myth.
The series follows Latina princess and her family. The show takes place in the same universe as Disney Junior’s Sofia the First. A television movie titled Elena and the Secret of Avalor is scheduled to premiere in fall 2016, which will explain how Elena was trapped in the magical amulet for decades before being set free by Princess Sofia. In the series, teenage princess Elena has saved her magical kingdom, Avalor, from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as its crown princess. Elena’s adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders. Since she is only 16-years-old, she has a Grand Council composed of her grandparents, older cousin Chancellor Esteban and a new friend, Naomi, to give advice along the way. Elena also looks to her younger sister Isabel, her friends Mateo and Gabe, a spirit animal named Zuzo, and a trio of magical flying creatures called Jaquins (a race of winged jaguars) for guidance and support.
“Elena of Avalor” stars the voice talent of Constance Marie and Lucas Grabeel, with Rich Sommer (“Mad Men”) guest starring as Doña Paloma, Jiku and Captain Turner, respectively.
The first episode of the series premieres FRIDAY, JULY 22 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Check out the photos from “First Day of Rule” below and let us know what you thought of the series after it premieres!