Oh, Taystee would definitely be excited about this.
On the upcoming Halloween episode of Disney’s Tangled: The Series, Danielle Brooks voices Ruthless Ruth, a ghost who’s set on haunting The Snuggly Duckling. Featuring a new song written for the character by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) teams up with the Pub Thugs to find out why Ruthless Ruth has returned.
Only a select few are lucky enough to sing an original song from the iconic Disney composers, and we can see in the above clip that Brooks is more than capable. After rising to prominence as Litchfield inmate Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on Orange Is the New Black (and was objectively the best part about season 5), fans got to know her vocal chops when she starred as Sofia in the recent Broadway revival of The Color Purple.
Like Rapunzel says: “Catchy!”
The Halloween episode of Tangled: The Series airs Sunday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 ET on Disney Channel. You can watch the entire exclusive clip above.