Disney villains to get their own TV show on Disney+

Angelina Jolie starred in Disney’s 2014 Maleficent as Sleeping Beauty’s iconic antagonist. (Reuters pic)

“Book of Enchantment” will be adapted from author Serena Valentino’s “Villains” series of books. The books tell the stories of well-known Disney characters like Ursula from “The Little Mermaid,” Mother Gothel from “Tangled,” Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty,” and the Evil Queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

The drama will be scripted by Michael Seitzman, best known for his work on “Quantico” and “Code Black.”

He will also produce the show via his production company ABC Studios-based Maniac Productions.

Disney has previously explored the stories of several classic villains in “Maleficent” (2014) and the “Descendants” franchise, which features the children of Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, Jafar, and the Evil Queen.

“Book of Enchantment” is the latest TV series in the works for Disney+, the company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming platform which will aim to compete with Netflix.

The platform is expected to launch in late 2019, and its lineup already includes “Star Wars” live-action shows “The Mandalorian” and an untitled “Rogue One” prequel, a “High School Musical” series, and a “High Fidelity” series, as well as the Gina Rodriguez-produced “Diary of a Female President.”