Big Hero 6 coming to Disney XD in 2017

Big Hero 6 is being adapted into an animated series which will air on Disney XD in 2017, so the adventures of Hiro, Baymax and friends (Go Go Tamago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred), will continue on the small screen.

President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, Gary Marsh said in a statement, “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.”

According to Disney XD’s official announcement, the Big Hero 6 animated series picks up after the events of the film, reuniting the full team as they return to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology:

"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."

The Big Hero 6 animated series is currently in production and is being developed by Kim Possible creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley.

For the uninitiated, Big Hero 6 is a hugely popular and successful animated film, directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, and released in 2014 by Walt Disney Animation Studios.