Months ahead of its summer debut, Disney XD has renewed its reboot of "DuckTales" for a second season. The announcement comes with a first look at the animated series, which features the voices of David Tennant and Danny Pudi, among others.
Announced in February 2015, the new series returns to television the beloved animated action-adventure that was an integral part of of weekday afternoons between 1987 and 1990. In addition to showcasing the reboot's animation style, the teaser sets up its premise -- it appears slightly different from the original, with Scrooge McDuck in need of rejuvenation -- and suggests a more prominent role for Donald Duck.
“Fans around the world are eager and we’re looking forward to introducing viewers to the all-new DuckTales,” Marc Buhaj, Disney XD's senior vice president, programming and general manager, said in a statement. “This early Season Two order is a testament to the quality work the creative team, led by Matt and Frank, and the cast are delivering.”
Tennant stars as Scrooge McDuck, joined by Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley. In addition to the core cast of characters, the reboot will include such familiar faces as Donald Duck, who’s been featured in promotional images, Gyro Gearloose, Duckworth, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, and Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle).