The upcoming Disney Channel animated series, The Lion Guard, is a new twist on an old tale that’s getting help from an actor we know and love.

Blair Underwood is set to voice the character of Makuu the crocidile, one of the lead villians of the show challenging main character, Kion.

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Kion, the second-born cub to Simba and Nala, is joined by a group of his friends while trying to protect his beloved Pride Lands.

Underwood will voice the character in a recurring role.

The Lion Guard premieres on Disney next Friday, January 15.

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