Big Hero 6 is making a big, heroic, six move to television.
Disney’s Oscar-winning film Big Hero 6 will get new life as an animated TV series for kids and tweens set to premiere on Disney XD in 2017.
Picking up immediately after the events of the 2014 film, the new series will further the adventures of 14-year-old tech wunderkind Hiro and his medical robot-turned-cuddly hero Baymax. Hiro, now something of a legend at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, 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.”
The other core characters from the film — including Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Fred, and Go Go — will also return, lest there be no eponymously-named superhero team, Big Hero 6.
The series will be executive produced by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, who created Disney Channel’s hit 2002 adventure series Kim Possible. Nick Filippi will also executive produce the Disney Television Animation series.
Disney Channels Worldwide president Gary Marsh said of the series: “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.”