(from Disney Channel's press release, June 2017) Acclaimed film, television and stage actor David Oyelowo ("Selma") will voice the iconic role of Scar, the villainous younger brother to Mufasa, in Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard," an animated series that continues the epic storytelling of Disney's acclaimed feature film, "The Lion King." 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). 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.