A whole bunch of big names want to get caught up in Tangled.
The Disney Channel series Tangled: Before Ever After has added a slew of TV and movie stars to its ranks, the network announced Tuesday. Among the cast additions: Ashley Judd (Divergent); Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul); Sean Hayes (Will & Grace); Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl); and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), reprising his role from the 2010 movie.
As previously reported, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi also will voice their characters from the film —Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, respectively — in the series, which will feature music and lyrics from Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Chris Sonnenburg (Enchanted) and Shane Prigmore (How to Train Your Dragon) will executive-produce.
Judd will lend her voice to Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna, while Broadway’s Eden Espinosa (Wicked) will be Rapunzel’s handmaiden/confidant Cassandra. Tambor will voice Snuggly Duckling Pub Thug Big Nose — joined by the film’s Shorty (Anchorman‘s Paul F. Tompkins) — and M.C. Gainey (Lost) will voice the Captain of the Guards as he did in the movie.
Other new cast members include: Richard Kind (Gotham), comedian Jeff Ross, Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal), Clancy Brown (Sleepy Hollow), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show), and Charles Halford (Constantine).
Set between the events of the feature film and the 2012 short Tangled Ever After, the animated series finds Rapunzel acquainting herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona, as she realizes there is so much left to learn before she can accept her royal destiny. The series is slated to premiere in 2017.
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