The sequel to the much loved computer-animated superhero comedy film “Big Hero 6” is going to be an animated TV series for children and tweens.
On March 3, the president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, Gary Marsh, announced that production has begun for the “Big Hero 6” TV series that will air in 2017 on Disney XD platforms around the world. According to his announcement, the series picks up from where the film left off. The series will follow the journey of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Control freak Wasabu, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go will also be with them in their new adventure in TV.
“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,” the president said during the announcement.
“Big Hero 6” TV series official synopsis reads as follows:
“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.”
The “Big Hero 6” crossed the $500 million mark at the global box office according to Disney’s announcement in February 2015. The film is Walt Disney’s fourth feature to reach such heights. It is now billed alongside alongside “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Maleficent and Captain America: The Winter Soldier;” and in 2013, with “Frozen,” “Iron Man 3,” “Monsters University” and “Thor: The Dark World.”