The people of San Fransokyo are making their way to Disney XD in 2017! Today, Disney announced that a TV series of the popular 2014 movie, Big Hero 6, has been greenlit for 2017. Working on the project are the creators of a great former Disney title, Kim Possible, Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley.
When talking about the Big Hero 6 series, President and CCO of Disney Channel Worldwide, Gary Marsh had this to say:
Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop these characters into a world class animated series — full of fun, action and the kind of endearing storytelling that only Mark, Bob — and Baymax — can deliver.
Big Hero 6 is a Marvel comic book series that was adapted in 2014 for film. The series will follow the events of the movie where 14-year-old robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, his “personal healthcare companion” robot Baymax, comic book fanboy Fred (a.k.a. Fredzilla), control freak Wasabi, upbeat scientist Honey Lemon, and woman of few words GoGo. Now a student at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro faces all the usual academic and social challenges associated with being the new kid on campus, while also battling the high-tech supervillains that continue to threaten his city.
It has the makings of being a great Disney XD product and it’s a perfect marriage for the Kim Possible creators, but one question remains, “What about the movie sequel?”. That could still be in play as XD also has a Guardians of the Galaxy series, and we know there is a sequel coming out for that. The big hope is that whenever they do make another Big Hero 6 movie, it ties into the work they’ve done with this series.
The Big Hero 6 TV Series is set to premiere on Disney XD in 2017.