USA PREMIERE: David Tennant Guest Stars In Jake & The Never Land Pirates Today

David Tennant guest stars in a brand new episode of Jake And The Never Land Pirates – Dread The Evil Genie – which premieres on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the USA today. David gives voice to the eponymous Dread in the interactive kids’ animated series.

The episode sees Jake and his pirate pals rushing to the rescue of Pip the Pirate Genie after the fiendish Dread tries to capture him to drain him of his magic powers and boost his own evil strengths. You can watch the show’s premiere today at 9am ET/PT on Disney Channel and there’s another chance to see it at 7.30pm ET on Disney Junior in the USA.

The premiere is just one of many making up Disney’s spectacular Soaring Over Summer multi-platform event on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the USA,  running through till Thursday 13th August. Every weekday, viewers can enjoy a brand new episode of one of five hit series, rotating between Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Miles From Tomorrowland, Jake And The Never Land Pirates and Henry Hugglemonster. The new episodes will also be made available online via Watch Disney Junior.

Jake And The Never Land Pirates is based on Disney's Peter Pan franchise, itself originating in the classic novel by J.M. Barrie. Young pirate Jake, with friends Izzy and Cubby and parrot Skully, spend their days competing with Captain Hook and Smee for treasure. The show has attracted some big names to its voice cast including Adam West and Sharon Osbourne, with Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet from Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and veteran actor Malcolm McDowell due to appear during this season. Regular cast members include Sean Ryan Fox, Megan Richie and Jadon Sand.

There's no word yet on a premiere date for Dread The Evil Genie anywhere outside the USA, but keep up to date with David Tennant's TV appearances via our daily TV Guide.