Emmy Award®-winning actress Loretta Devine, world-famous drummer Sheila E., and renowned ballet dancer and New York Times best-selling author Misty Copeland have joined the cast of Disney Branded Television’s upcoming series “Eureka!” in guest starring roles. Devine will voice Eureka’s grandmother, Wanda, while Sheila E. and Copeland will voice the characters of Yurt, a traveling musician, and Rockanne, a dance teacher, respectively. Also joining the cast in recurring guest roles are Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) as the school librarian, Chee; Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) as a pet kanga bird; Ryan Michelle Bathé (“The Endgame”) as Barry’s mom, Sierra; and Wendell Pierce (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as Barry’s father, Cliff.
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Set in the fantastical prehistoric world of Rocky Falls, “Eureka!” follows the story of Eureka, a young girl inventor who is way ahead of her time. She designs inventions and contraptions in the hopes of making the world a better place and moving her prehistoric community into a more modern era. The series stars Ruth Righi (Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max”) as Eureka, Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Hamilton”) and Lil Rel Howery (“Free Guy”) as Eureka’s parents, Roxy and Rollo, and Javier Muñoz (“Hamilton”) as her teacher, Ohm.
The series premiered on June 22, at 7:30 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Junior. An initial batch of episodes premiered the same day on on-demand platforms and streaming on Disney+.