Big Hero 6, the 2014 film loosely based off of a Marvel Comics series, is getting its own animated series at Disney XD in 2017. The series will pick up right after the events of the Oscar-winning film and follow the young tech-genius Hiro and his medical robot Baymax.
According to EW, Hiro will face “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.”
In addition, the core Big Hero 6 team, made up of Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Fred, and Go-Go, will also be a part of the new series as well. The minds behind Disney’s Kim Possible, Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, will be executive producing the new show.
“Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters” explained Disney Channels Worldwide president Gary Marsh. “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 comes to Disney XD in 2017.