Disney Channel will begin production later this summer on a sequel to its popular 2008 original movie Camp Rock.
Disney Channel stars Demi Lovato (Sonny With A Chance) and the Jonas Brothers (Jonas) will reprise their Camp Rock characters in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, scheduled to air sometime in 2010, according to Gary Marsh, President, Entertainment, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Also returning to the sequel's cast are Meaghan Martin, Alyson Stoner, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Roshon Fegan, Daniel Fathers and Maria Canals-Barrera, according to the network.
The June 2008 premiere of Camp Rock was cable TV's most watched entertainment program of the year, drawing 10.1 million total viewers. Since its premiere, Camp Rock has reached over 145.7 million unique total viewers worldwide in over 160 countries and in 30 languages.
"Camp Rock has had tremendous success around the world - on television, on DVD, and as a soundtrack," said Marsh in a statement. "Our goal with this sequel is to raise the stakes and dig deeper into these wonderful characters and their musical journey."
In the sequel, the characters of the fictional music-based summer camp will have to defend their turf against a new state-of-the-art music/performance camp that threatens to put the future of Camp Rock in jeopardy.