Acclaimed film, television and stage actor David Oyelowo (“Selma”) will voice the iconic role of Scar in Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard. Scar will appear in the flames of a volcano after Simba and Nala’s young son, Kion, unwittingly summons him by using the Roar of the Elders in anger. Season two of the hit series will premiere Friday, July 7 (8:00 a.m. EDT), with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel. Scar will first appear in the series during a special extended episode titled “The Rise of Scar,” premiering Saturday, July 29 (9:00 a.m. EDT). Oyelowo also voices Agent Kallus on Disney XD’s Star Wars: Rebels and appeared in Disney’s Queen of Katwe.
Additional guest stars for the new season include Tony Award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Hamilton”) as Dhahabu, a charismatic golden zebra; Academy and Grammy Award-winning rapper, actor, producer and poet Common (“Selma”) as Kiburi, an arrogant crocodile; Kristofer Hivju (“Game of Thrones”) as Kenge, a ferocious monitor lizard; AJ Mclean (“Backstreet Boys”) as Kuchimba, an adorable golden mole; Carla Hall (ABC’s “The Chew”) as Mpishi, a “foodie” African harrier hawk; Christopher Jackson (“Hamilton”) as Shujaa, a massively strong gorilla; CCH Pounder (“Avatar”) as Kongwe, a wise old turtle; Rico Rodriguez (ABC’s “Modern Family”) and Raini Rodriguez (Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally”) as Raha and Starahe, a brother and sister zebra duo; Sinbad (Disney’s “First Kid”) as Uroho, a comedic baboon; Michael Dorn (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) as Bupu, a large sable antelope; Justin Hires (“MacGyver”) as Hodari, a tiny gecko; Jacob Bertrand, Mekai Curtis and Cade Sutton (stars of Disney XD’s “Kirby Buckets”) as Chama the elephant, Furaha the monkey and Mzaha the antelope, respectively; and Landry Bender (Disney Channel’s “Best Friends Whenever”) as Makini, Rafiki’s spirited young mandrill apprentice.