While most people were hoping to see a Big Hero 6 sequel sooner than later, it looks like the hit Disney film is taking a cue from Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon franchise and continuing their story on TV first.
The show has already begun production and should start airing sometime in 2017. The good news is that the show appears to be in good hands. Disney announced that the show is being produced by Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. They both created and executive produced Kim Possible for Disney a few years back.
Here’s the synopsis for the new series:
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series picks up immediately following the events in the feature film, and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside Hiro and Baymax on their journey are control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the legendary superhero team, Big Hero 6. 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.