Get hyped, One Direction fans!
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Yep, we totally didn't see this one coming!
On Tuesday, it was announced that Rob Lowe will star in a TV adaption of the Lion King called the The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.
Lowe will voice a grown-up Simba, and the plot will center around the lion's second born son, Kion.
The series, which will preview with a one hour movie in November 2015 followed by a January 2016 release date, follows Kion as he becomes the leader of the Lion Guard, a group of animals tasked with protecting the Pride Lands.
A rep for Disney Junior quipped of the concept:
"It's kind of like The Lion King meets The Avengers."
While this is a departure from the actor's Parks and Recreation days, we think it's cool that he's trying something new!
We're curious to see how this new venture turns out! Will YOU be watching?