The Lion Guard, the follow TV series to the Disney Channel movie, will premiere on Disney Junior on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar aired on November 22nd and averaged 5.36 million viewers on The Disney Channel.
Blair Underwood, Ana Gasteyer, and Maia Mitchell will lend their voices in recurring roles. Blair Underwood will play Makuu, leader of the crocodiles and a villain of The Lion Guard. Ana Gasteyer will play Reirei, a scheming jackal who wreaks havoc in the Pride Lands. Maia Mitchell will play Jasiri, a friendly hyena who rescues Kion and helps him face off against the rest of the hyenas.
It was also announced that Jason Marsden, Andy Dick, and Lacey Chabert who voiced characters in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride will reprise their characters in an episode of the new animated series.