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‘Big Hero 6’ TV Series Arriving in 2017

Disney XD will turn Big Hero 6 into a TV series, set to debut next year.

Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (The Penguins of Madagascar TV series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Kim Possible) will executive produce the series for Disney Television Animation. TV animation veteran Nick Filippi (Wolverine and the X-Men, American Dragon: Jake Long, The Legend of Tarzan) will be the show’s supervising director, and also shares an exec producer credit.

“Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement. “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 series will pick up from the end of the 2014 feature film, and continues the adventures of 14-year-old tech whiz Hiro and his robot, Baymax. The other members of the team – Go Go, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred- will also be included in the series, which balances superhero battles with Hiro’s academic life at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and his “social trials of being the little man on campus.”

No voice cast has been announced for the show yet.