A second season of the popular animated series Mira, Royal Detective will premiere on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW on Monday, April 5 at 5 p.m. New episodes of the show will debut on consecutive Mondays.
Inspired by the cultures and customs of India, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a young girl who travels throughout the fictional land of Jalpur solving mysteries for her friends, family and extended community. Season two will include an episode highlighting the Eid al-Fitr holiday debuting Monday, May 3 (5:00 p.m. EDT), and episodes celebrating the festivals of Teej and Dasara, as well as four extended-length music- and dance-filled specials. Season one of the series will begin streaming on Disney+ on Friday, April 30.
Mira, Royal Detective celebrates authentic Indian music, dance, food, fashion, language and art by incorporating the diversity of the culture into the mystery-filled storylines. The series voice cast includes Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone, Jameela Jamil, Aparna Nancherla and Aasif Mandvi. Leela Ladnier stars as the voice of Mira. Recurring guest stars include Danny Pudi, Kunal Nayyar, Hari Kondabolu, Karen David and Aarti Sequeira.
In the special Eid al-Fitr episode, titled “The Eid Mystery,” Mira’s friend Sadia asks for her help in solving the case when they find a lost holiday eidi gift envelope on the ground. Recurring cast member Rizwan Manji (Schitt’s Creek) stars alongside his real-life daughter, Ayana Manji as Mr. Khan and his daughter Sadia. Zehra Fazal and Kausar Mohammed also guest star. Cultural consulting firm SILA Consulting advised on the episode.
Season two also features guest voices such as Ritesh Rajan (Disney’s The Jungle Book), Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh), Aly Mawji (Silicon Valley), Tiya Sircar (The Good Place), Usman Ally (Lifeline) and world-renowned musician Zakir Hussain.
Mira, Royal Detective is exec produced by Emmy-nominated veteran Sascha Paladino (Miles from Tomorrowland) and developed by Becca Topol (Elena of Avalor), who also serves as story editor and co-producer. The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior, with animation provided by Technicolor India.