This past Halloween season, a modern remake of the classic Disney Channel Original Movie, “Under Wraps”, was released on the Disney Channel and Disney+.
The film told the story of three 12-year-old friends, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy, as they happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold. Together, they must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals who are determined to sell the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.
According to the DisInsider, a sequel is currently in development and will see Alex Zamm returning to direct the film. The core cast, including Christian J. Simon (Sydney to the Max), Malachi Barton (Stuck in the Middle), Sophia Hammons (The Social Dilemma), and Phil Wright are expected to return, along with some new members of the cast.
Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring will produce the “Under Wraps” sequel.
While the initial Disney Channel premiere ratings are just a fraction of previous DCOM premieres, pulling in just 0.4 million viewers in the US, the film had very good numbers on Disney+. The film was released onto Disney+ a week after the premiere to make the most of the Halloween period, and that seems to have had a positive outcome of having a sequel now in development.
The sequel is due to arrive in time for next Halloween, with another duel release planned on the Disney Channel and Disney+.
Are you looking forward to an “Under Wraps” sequel?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.