Rufus Hound and Strictly’s Craig Revel-Horwood are lending their voices to Disney’s latest kids offering.
The pair are among a talented roster of British talent who will feature in new animated comedy series, Sadie Sparks.
Launching on the Disney Channel in early 2019, the show follows 14-year-old Sadie, who finds out she has magical abilities and becomes a wizard in training – under the guidance of a very old, very grumpy rabbit Gilbert (Hound), who has been sent to help her harness her skills.
As the pair hop back and forth between the human world and the Magical Realm, Sadie struggles to navigate the difficult world of high school, juggling exams while training to become a wizard.
Revel-Horwood will voice snide and snobby snake Cornelius, a stretch for the acid-tongued dancing judge. ““The role of Cornelius couldn’t be further from my own persona”, he said. “ I’m voicing a morally-dubious snake who arguably, can be somewhat of a bad influence to those around him, therefore I really had to get into the mindset of that character!"
Also appearing in the show is up-and-coming British star Georgia Lock who will play Sadie. Tyger Drew-Honey will appear as Sadie’s wannabe-wizard rival Blaine, and Sammy Moore plays boy-next-door Sam.
Other characters are voiced by a smorgasbord of British talent including Dominique Moore, Morwenna Banks, Laura Aikman, Dan Renton Skinner and Rufus Jones.
The 52-part series kicks off on Disney Channel early next year.