Gabrielle Union Joins ‘Lion King’ Cast

Lion King is returning with an all-new plot and a couple of new voices too, including that of Gabrielle Union.

The actress will play Nala in the upcoming Disney Channel TV movie titled The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. Rob Lowe, who is another new addition will portray Simba.

Lion King’s latest edition isn’t just for newbies. Some veterans from the 1994 release are joining the fun too. James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella are returning as Mufasa and Puumba, respectively.

Premiering in November, the flick centers on Kion, Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, as he steps into his new role as leader of the Lion Guard. His job is to ensure he and his crew properly look after the land.

The movie will serve as a precursor for The Lion Guard series, which will air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior next year.

Take a sneak peak at the film below.