In case you forgot there’s a Big Hero 6 series coming next year from the creators of Kim Possible, now you know again. Those of us who didn’t forget have been starving for details ever since…and today EW broke some. First thing, we now know what the show will look like: as expected it’s a 2-D translation of the 3-D models in the movie. Looks pretty spot-on.
But this is even better: nearly the entire original cast will return. That includes Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as the inflatable robot Baymax,Â Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, and David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff the butler. They even got Maya Rudolph to reprise Aunt Cass and Stan Lee to voice cameos as Fred’s dad.
The only two they couldn’t lock down were TJ Miller and Damon Wayans (the latter must still be sore over the cancellation of Waynehead, or something). In their places, Brooks Wheelan will voice Fred and Khary Payton will voice Wasabi. He’s Ezekiel from The Walking Dead, but better known to you as Cyborg from Teen Titans Go!.
According to EW “the series picks up right after the events of the movie and will follow the adventures of Hiro, Baymax, and their team as they protect their city from scientifically enhanced villains. Hiro also faces new challenges after becoming the latest prodigy at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.”
There is still no exact launch airdate, but Big Hero 6: The Series is expected for certain within 2017.