Disney Junior has announced that James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Isabella Crovetti (Colony) will lend their voices to a vampire family in the upcoming animated series Vampirina.
Van Der Beek and Graham will voice the roles of Vampirina’s parents Boris and Oxana Hauntley, while Crovetti is Vampirina (a.k.a. Vee), a lovable young vampire girl, who is facing the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
The recurring guest voice cast includes Broadway performers Patti LuPone (Evita) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate) as Vee’s grandparents, Nanpire and Grandpop, and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish) as Vampirina’s cantankerous yet loyal gargoyle sidekick Gregoria.
Rounding out the voice cast are: Mitchell Whitfield (My Cousin Vinny) as playful ghost, Demi; Jordan Alexa Davis (Sofia The First) as Vee’s best friend and next-door neighbor, Poppy; ViviAnn Yee (The Boss Baby) as another one of Vee’s close friends, Bridget; Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb) as Vee’s teacher, Mr. Gore, and the Hauntley’s dog, Wolfie; Benji Risley (If You Give A Mouse A Cookie) as Poppy’s twin brother, Edgar; Cree Summer (A Different World) as Poppy and Edgar’s mom, Edna; and Ian James Corlett (Dinosaur Train) as Chef Remy Bones, the Scare B&B’s comedic skeleton chef.
Set in an urban Pennsylvania neighbourhood, VAMPIRINA is centred around Vee as she settles into her new surroundings, including making friends and attending a new school. Excited to experience everything that the human world has to offer, Vee will learn that while it may be easier to blend in with her peers, it’s important to celebrate the differences that make everyone unique. Always by her side, Vee’s mom and dad are also adapting to their new life as proprietors of the local Scare B&B, a bed and breakfast for visiting ghouls and goblins.