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Kiara (also known as simply Kovu & Kiara) is an American animated spin-off television series inspired by The Lion King that will be aired from September 8, 2020 on Disney+ .

It will feature Kovu and Kiara as the main characters, as they venture beyond Pride Rock spreading their Upendi. Night Pride, Vitani's Lion Guard, and the hyenas are also given their own segments occasionally.

The show stars Kiara and Kovu, both characters from the Disney animated film The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride. Taking place after the events of the original film,[[]] the characters live their lifestyle, as they are seen having misadventures in the jungle and sometimes finding themselves across the globe in various settings, such as Canada, the United States, France, and Spain.

The following are original characters returning in the series:

Kiara: The main protagonist. Kiara is the future queen of the Pride Lands. She is the daughter of Simba and Nala and the older sister of Kion. Neve Campbell (early episodes), Eden Riegel (Seasons 1 - 4)

Kovu: The deuteragonist. He is the younger brother of Nuka and Vitani and the son of Zira. He is also Scar's chosen heir. Jason Marsden.

Simba: The tritagonist.  Simba is the king of the Pride Lands. He is the mate of Nala and the father of Kion and Kiara.  Cam Clarke, Rob Lowe

Nala: The secondary tritagonist. Nala is the queen of the Pride Lands. She is the mate of Simba and the mother of Kion and Kiara. Gabrielle Union

Zazu: The third tritagonist. He is a hornbill who used to be Mufasa's majordomo and now works for Simba. He is given his own segments in the series. Zazu is the majordomo of the Pride Lands. eff Bennett 

Rafiki: Rafiki is the royal adviser of the royal family in the Pride Lands. Khary Payton 

Timon: Timon is a childhood friend of Simba's. He is the adopted uncle of Bunga and Simba.  Kevin Schon

Pumbaa: Pumbaa is a childhood friend of Simba's. He is the adopted uncle of Bunga and Simba. Ernie Sabella.

Tiifu: Tiifu is a lioness. She is a friend of Kiara's. Sarah Hyland

Zuri: Zuri is a lioness. She is a friend of Kiara's. Madison Pettis

Janja, Chungu, Cheezi, Jasiri, Madoa, Janja's clan & Jasiri's clan: They are given their own segment titled "The Laughing Hyenas." Andrew Kishino,  Vargus Mason, Kevin Schon, Maia Mitchell & Maisie Klompus.

Vitani, Shabaha, Kasi, Imara & Tazama: They are given their own segment titled "Vitani's Guard"   Vitani: Jennifer Lien (early episodes),  Lacey Chabert (Season 1-4), Shabaha: Fiona Riley, Kasi: Savannah Smith, Imara: Rachel Crow & Tazama:  Sophie Reynolds.

Gopher: A mole who used to give Zazu the "underground news". and now works for Vitani's Guard.  Jim Cummings.

Kion, Fuli, Beshte, Anga, Ono, Bunga, Rani, Baliyo, Surak & Nirmala: They are given their own segment titled "Night Pride". Max Charles, Joshua Rush, Joshua Rush, Dusan Brown, Atticus Shaffer, Bryana Salaz,  Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Hudson Yang, Lou Diamond Phillips & Miki Yamashita.

Makini: Makini is a female mandrill. She is Rafiki's young apprentice, chosen by the Great Lions of the Past. She is given her own segment titled "Makini Fables."  Landry Bender.

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