Once upon a time it was practically unheard of to catch up with our favorite Disney princesses after the happily ever after. Now, times have changed -- and princesses are the new superheroes.
The Disney Channel announced on Wednesday (June 3) that it has started production on "Tangled," an animated series based on Disney's 2010 big-screen hit of the same name. Better yet, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi have signed on to reprise their roles as princess Rapunzel and swashbuckling, swoon-worthy thief Eugene (also known as Flynn Rider).
Set between the events of the feature film and the start of the 2012 short film, "Tangled Ever After," which saw Rapunzel and Eugene preparing for their wedding day, the animated series will follow the princess (and her magical head of hair) as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. So, it's a coming-of-age tale about Repunzel adjusting to her royal destiny? Sign. Us. Up.
Rapunzel, of course, is not your typical princess. She's new at this whole princess thing, so she's not ready to settle down quite yet. We'll watch as Rapunzel "puts her crown and impending marriage to her prince charming on hold to seek out epic adventures." YAASSS PRINCESSS.
But our princess won't be alone in her journeys. She'll be accompanied by all of our favorite characters from the film -- Eugene, her plucky chameleon friend, Pascal, Maximus the horse, the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs and a newcomer named Cassandra, who quickly becomes Rapunzel's confidant. Every princess needs a BFF! (Well, one that isn't a lizard).
"Tangled" will hit Disney Channel in 2017.