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Mira, Royal Detective gets two year run on Disney Junior

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Disney Junior announced this week that Mira, Royal Detective is being extended to a second season even before its debut this spring.

“‘Mira, Royal Detective’ hasn’t even premiered yet and we have already seen the excitement building for this series featuring a brave and empowered young girl who will stop at nothing to solve a case. To ensure that we have plenty of new mysteries ahead for Mira, we are thrilled to begin production on a second season and can’t wait to introduce her to the world in 2020,” said Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior.

The series will feature several stars familiar to many of our readers. Voice actors include a who’s who of South Asian American actors starring Leela Ladnier as Mira, Freida Pinto (The Path) as Queen Shanti, Kal Penn (Sunnyside) as mongoose Mikku and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Brittany Runs a Marathon) as mongoose Chikku, Hannah Simone (New Girl) as a young commoner named Pinky, Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) as Mira’s Auntie Pushpa, Aasif Mandvi (Evil) as Mira’s father Sahil, Sarita Choudhury (Homeland) as Prince Neel’s Great-Aunt Rupa, Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman) as Mira’s cousin Meena, Kamran Lucas (Disney’s Mech-X4) as Prince Neel, Karan Brar (Disney Channel’s BUNK’D) as Prince Veer, Karan Soni (Deadpool) as Manjeet, Maulik Pancholy (Phineas and Ferb) as Ranjeet, Sarayu Blue (I Feel Bad) as the palace tailor, Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as bandit Manish, Sonal Shah (Scrubs) as bandits Poonam, and newcomer Roshni Edwards as Mira’s cousin Priya.

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Those familiar with Indian culture will see the culture and customs come to life with original storytelling, music, food and fashion.

The series promises to highlight critical thinking and deductive reasoning and evolves around Mira, her friend Prince Neel, cousin Priya, and comical mongoose sidekicks Mikku and Chikku. Each episode will include two 11-minute stories.

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