Disney to launch ‘Mira, Royal Detective’ S2 on 5 April on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW

Disney is all set to launch the second season of popular animated mystery adventure Mira, Royal Detective on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW, from 5 April onwards with new episodes every Monday for eight consecutive weeks.

The season two will include an episode highlighting the festival of  Eid-al-Fitr debuting on Monday, 3 May (5:00 p.m. EDT), and the episodes will also celebrate the festivals of Teej and Dussehra, as well as four extended-length music-and dance-filled specials.

In the special Eid al-Fitr episode, titled The Eid Mystery, Mira’s friend Sadia asks for her help in solving the case when they find a lost holiday eidi gift envelope on the ground. Recurring cast member Rizwan Manji (Schitt’s Creek) stars alongside his real-life daughter, Ayana Manji (Perfect Harmony) as Mr. Khan and his daughter Sadia. Zehra Fazal (Glitch Techs) and Kausar Mohammed (East of La Brea) also guest star in the episode. Cultural consulting firm SILA Consulting advised on the episode.

Season one of the animated series will be streaming on Disney+ in the United States from 30 April. However, the release date for the second season on the Disney owned streaming platform has not been revealed yet.

Inspired by the cultures and customs of India, Mira, Royal Detective follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a young girl who travels throughout the fictional land of Jalpur solving mysteries for her friends, family and extended community. The animated series celebrates authentic Indian music, dance, food, fashion, language and art by incorporating the diversity of the culture into the mystery-filled storylines. 

The voice cast includes Leela Ladnier (Mira), Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone, Jameela Jamil, Aparna Nancherla and Aasif Mandvi. Recurring guest stars include Danny Pudi, Kunal Nayyar, Hari Kondabolu, Karen David and Aarti Sequeira.

Ritesh Rajan (Disney’s The Jungle Book), Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh), Aly Mawji (Silicon Valley), Tiya Sircar (The Good Place), Usman Ally (Lifeline) and world-renowned musician Zakir Hussain are among the additional guest voice cast for season two.

Apart from the series and noted voice cast, marketing extensions for Mira, Royal Detective include multiple picture book and early reader book titles from Disney Press and a DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Walt Disney Records will also release Disney Junior Music: Mira, Royal Detective Vol. 2 as a digital soundtrack on 23 April. Dolls, role-play items, figures, playsets and apparel are available at shopDisney.com, Disney store and retailers nationwide.

Emmy Award-nominated Sascha Paladino (Miles from Tomorrowland) is executive producer of the series, which was developed by Becca Topol (Elena of Avalor), who also serves as story editor and co-producer. IW Group’s Shagorika Ghosh Perkins is the series’ cultural consultant and consulting producer. Bollywood dancer and choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan (So You Think You Can Dance) is the series’ dance consultant and choreographer. Emmy Award nominees Matthew Tishler (Fancy Nancy) and Jeannie Lurie (The Muppets) write and produce the original songs, and Amritha Vaz (Miss India America) serves as composer. 

Additional orchestrations are provided by Gaayatri Kaundinya (Disney’s Million Dollar Arm), Ishaan Chhabra (Love Aaj Kal) and Dhruv Goel (Thank You, Come Again).

Mira, Royal Detective is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior, with animation provided by Technicolor India.

 

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