Disney XD has renewed “Big Hero 6: The Series” for a second season ahead of its September series premiere, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Announced a little over a year ago, the series is a small screen sequel to the Academy Award-winning 2014 film, which was also the year’s top grossing animated feature.
Set immediately after the movie, “Big Hero 6: The Series” features traditional 2D animation instead of 3D and more resembles anime than its big screen counterpart.
The series follows the adventures of Hiro Hamada, a 14 year-old genius enrolled in the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, and his robot companion Baymax. Completing the Big Hero 6 team are Hiro’s superhero friends, the plasma blade-wielding Wasabi, the colorful chemist Honey Lemon, the speed demon Go Go Tomago and the fire-breathing comic book nerd Fred. Together they “embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.”
The voice cast also brings back a sizable chunk of the movie cast. Along for the ride are Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax and Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon. Also reprising their roles are MayaRudolph as Hiro’s Aunt Cass, Alan Tudyk as tech giant Alistair Krei and David Shaughnessy as Fred’s butler Heathcliff.
Stan Lee — whose post-credit scene in Big Hero 6 is perhaps his best cameo — will also return as Fred’s dad.
Khary Payton will join the cast as Wasabi, replacing the movie’s Damon Wayans Jr., while Brooks Wheelan plays fanboyFred, who was voiced by T.J. Miller in the film.
“Big Hero 6: The Series” is executive produced by Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind The Disney Channel’s animated hit series “Kim Possible”
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