Disney announced today that Big Hero 6 is getting a sequel of sorts. They are going into production of a TV series that will debut in 2017.
The series picks up immediately following the events in the movie, and continues the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his robot Baymax. Joining the pair on their journey is control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the Big Hero 6 superhero team. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges, not to mention the social trials of being the little man on campus. The stakes are also raised for the high-tech heroes when they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series will be executive produced by McCorkle, Schooley and Nick Filippi, with Filippi also serving as a supervising director.