Earlier today, Disney XD announced a new show with a familiar title. Big Hero 6: The Series has been slated for a 2017 release date with Kim Possible creators and executive producers, Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, serving as executive producers. The 2014 Oscar winning animated adaptation of Marvel’s Man of Action comic followed the adventure of Hiro, a teen tech genius, and his inflatable robot, Baymax.
According to Collider, Big Hero 6: The Series “picks up immediately following the events in the feature film, and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside Hiro and Baymax on their journey are control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the legendary superhero team, Big Hero 6. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.”
There has been no indication, however, if any of the original voice cast will be reprising their roles.
Big Hero 6: The Series will debut on Disney XD in 2017.