ZOMBIES 3,” the much-anticipated third story in Disney Branded Television’s beloved musical franchise, will exclusively release on Disney+ on July 15th.
The trequel, which introduces a new group of mysterious outer space aliens to the diverse student body of zombies, cheerleaders, and werewolves at Seabrook High, will make its Disney Channel debut on Friday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT with a special encore premiere featuring additional bonus footage and a brand new “lost song” musical number.
The multi-talented actor/host/recording artist RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) joins the cast as the voice of “The Mothership,” a comedically passive-aggressive UFO that brings the aliens to earth.
“ZOMBIES 3” stars Milo Manheim as zombie Zed and Meg Donnelly as cheerleader Addison who is beginning their senior year at Seabrook High in the town that’s become a haven for monsters and humans alike. Zed is anticipating an athletic scholarship that will make him the first zombie to attend college, while Addison is gearing up for Seabrook’s first international cheer-off. Then suddenly, extraterrestrial beings arrive in Seabrook, provoking something other than friendly competition.
We had the opportunity to speak with the dynamic duo about the upcoming movie. They talked about the difference between this film and the first two films. They revealed what new song fans would be excited to hear from the upcoming film.
The movie also stars Chandler Kinney as Willa, Ariel Martin as Wynter, Pearce Joza as Wyatt, Carla Jeffery as Bree, Trevor Tordjman as Bucky, Kylee Russell as Eliza, Terry Hu as A-spen, Matt Cornett as A-lan, Kyra Tantao as A-li, James Godfrey as Bonzo and Kingston Foster as Zoey.
RuPaul Charles is the executive producer and host of TV’s global phenomenon “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” for which he has won 11 Emmys, the most awarded to any person of color. In 2017, RuPaul made the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. A San Diego native, RuPaul became a popular fixture on the New York City nightclub scene. He achieved international fame with the song “Supermodel (You Better Work)” from his 1993 debut album.
RuPaul wrote & recorded 17 studio albums to date. In 1995, he became the first face of MAC Cosmetics, raising millions for the MAC AIDS Fund and becoming the first man to land a major cosmetics campaign. RuPaul landed a TV talk show on VH1 the following year. He has appeared in over 50 films and television shows inside and outside of being a drag queen. He has also published three books.
The movie soundtrack features eight new song and dance numbers that shake things up by leaning into current trends while encompassing an “out-of-this-world” sound. The song “Alien Invasion” kicks things off with a sci-fi vibe and electronic track that evokes “Close Encounters,” while new songs for Zed and Addison — including the third rendition of their hit duet “Someday” — reflect how their characters have grown and changed. Meanwhile, the werewolves pursue the Aliens in “Come On Out,” an edgy song with a suspenseful feel. The digital soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will also be available on July 15.
“ZOMBIES 3” brand extensions will include a cross-category product line of apparel, costumes, and toys, including a fashion doll line by Hasbro, which will be available as early as June.
DGA Award-winner Paul Hoen, who has directed a record-setting 15 Disney Channel Original Movies (“The Luck of the Irish,” “Jump In,” “Let it Shine,” “Camp Rock 2” and both “ZOMBIES” hits among them), directed “ZOMBIES 3” from a screenplay by David Light and Joseph Raso (nominees for a Humanitas Prize for “ZOMBIES”). Light, Raso, and Suzanne Farwell (Disney’s “Upside Down Magic”) are executive producers.
The premiere telecast of “ZOMBIES” (2018) and its sequel “ZOMBIES 2” (2020) on Disney Channel ranked as TV’s #1 movie among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for the entire year they debuted.* The music videos have amassed over 1.2 billion views on DisneyMusicVevo. The “ZOMBIES” movie soundtrack debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Children’s chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Soundtrack chart, #2 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart, and #3 on the iTunes album chart. The “ZOMBIES 2” 10-song soundtrack reached #1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and #2 on the Billboard Soundtrack Chart. “ZOMBIES 2” content generated over 50M views on digital platforms and was the #1 video-on-demand and #1 title on DisneyNOW.
“ZOMBIES 3” is a production of Bloor Street Productions.