Big Hero 6 The Series Gets A Early Season 3 Renewal

by Erik Amaya

 

While the second season of Disney Channel’s Big Hero 6: The Series is still a few weeks off, the cable channel has already announced the series will return for a third year.

The series features the film’s protagonist Hiro (Ryan Potter), fan-favorite robot Baymax (Scott Adsit) and their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred as they become the superhero team known as Big Hero 6. While they face tech-aided villains, Hiro also faces “academic challenges and social trials” at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. In the second season, the team upgrade their gear to take on “innovative villains, bio-engineered monsters, and high-tech robots.”

The early renewal indicates the channel’s continuing confidence in the series, but also comes from a practical mindset as animated programs need much more lead-time than live action series. In fact, it would not be surprising to learn the series is using a similar model to the one Netflix employed on Voltron: Legendary Defender; in which the streamer ordered 65 episodes up front, releasing them in 7-13 episodes segments across a number of years.

Meanwhile, Big Hero 6: The Series debuts its second season May 6th on The Disney Channel.

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