'The Mysterious Benedict Society' Cast: The Two Sides of Tony Hale

Tony Hale is on double duty in the new Disney+ series The Mysterious Benedict Society.

The story follows four talented orphans who are recruited to a boarding school where they are informed they have the ability to stop a global threat.

Hale (Arrested Development) is tasked with playing two roles in the show, which is based on a series of children's books.

The Mysterious Benedict Society launches on Disney+ today and here's everything you need to know before diving into Episode 1.

What is The Mysterious Benedict Society about?

Anyone who has read Trenton Lee Stewart's book series of the same name will know what this mystery adventure series is about.

The Mysterious Benedict Society follows four orphaned children who win a scholarship competition and are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict (Hale) for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis, known as The Emergency.

The four talented youngsters, each possessing a unique skill, must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis.

When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain (also Hale), appears to be behind the worldwide panic, the kids must devise a plan to defeat him.

Toy Hale in The Mysterious Benedict Society
Tony hale plays both Dr. Curtain and Mr. Benedict in "The Mysterious Benedict Society." The series begins on Disney+ on Friday, June 25, 2021. Diyah Pera/Disney

Who stars in The Mysterious Benedict Society?

Hale is both good and evil in The Mysterious Benedict Society, portraying oddball Mr. Benedict and his identical twin brother, Mr. Curtain.

The young team trying to stop Curtain's dastardly plan are George 'Sticky' Washington played by Seth Carr, Reynie Muldoon played by Mystic Inscho, Kate Wetherall played by Emmy DeOliveira, and Constance Contraire, who's portrayed by Marta Kessler.

Each of the child actors are relative newcomers, although viewers may recognize Carr as Young Killmonger in Black Panther and Young Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The supporting characters include Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords) who plays Number Two, MaameYaa Boafo as Rhonda, and Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy) as Milligan.

Kristen Schaal in The Mysterious Benedict Society
Kristen Schaal plays Number Two in "The Mysterious Benedict Society." The series begins on Disney+ on Friday, June 25, 2021. Diyah Pera/Disney

When is The Mysterious Benedict Society available on Disney+?

The first two episodes of The Mysterious Benedict Society dropped on Disney+ on Friday, June 25. The first episode is titled "A Bunch of Smart Orphans" and the second is "Carrying a Bird."

Episodes will air weekly every Friday throughout all of Season 1. With eight episodes in total, the season finale will be available on the streaming service on August 6.

Will there be a season 2 of The Mysterious Benedict Society?

There's currently no confirmation as to whether The Mysterious Benedict Society will extend its run past the first season, but there are more stories to tell.

Stewart wrote three sequels to his 2007 book, The Mysterious Benedict Society, implying that the orphaned four could have more adventures after Season 1.

The follow-ups written by Stewart are The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (2008), The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (2009) and more recently The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages (2019).

The orphans of The Mysterious Benedict Society
Actors Ryan Hurst, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho, Seth Carr and Marta Kessler in "The Mysterious Benedict Society." The series begins on Disney+ on Friday, June 25, 2021. Diyah Pera/Disney