'Big Hero 6' was a surprise hit with critics and audiences alike when it premiered in 2014. With that in mind, a sequel was obvious but not official.
Well today, thanks to Variety, we know Disney has revealed that Baymax and his friends are coming back to your TV screens in 2017.
Production for the series is currently underway for a 2017 release with Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (Kim Possible) as executive producers. An official image was also released:
President and chief creative officer for Disney Channels Worldwide, Gary Marsh, had this to say:
“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,”
The series will pick up right after the ending of the film, as Hiro starts his studies in in robotics at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology while he and his team defend their city against scientifically enhanced villains.
'Big Hero 6' joins Disney's other hit, 'Tangled' as a feature film turned to TV series.
Disney unveiled the series as part of the annual upfront, where US TV networks sell their advertising inventory for the upcoming year.
Are you excited to watch Baymax on your TV screen? Would you prefer a proper film sequel (which we know it's coming)?