The Walt Disney Company has just announced that instead of a theatrical sequel, a series based on Big Hero 6 will be making its way to Disney XD in 2017.
Now In production, the Big Hero 6 series will pick up where the film left off as Hiro is now enrolled at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology where he will go up against 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.
Hiro isn’t the only one returning, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Fred, Go Go, and Baymax are all set to return for the series. Here’s what Disney Channels Worldwide president Gary Marsh had to say about the announcement:
“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.”