Disney Channel Orders Third Season of Big Hero 6 The Series


Disney Channel has commissioned a third season of the Emmy-nominated animated show Big Hero 6 The Series ahead of its upcoming season two premiere.

The series’ sophomore season will bow on the network on Monday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m., with new episodes continuing to roll out on weekdays through May 17. Episodes will also be available on the same day on DisneyNOW.

Big Hero 6 The Series is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film Big Hero 6, and it continues the adventures of the characters from the movie. Fourteen-year-old tech genius Hiro, his robot Baymax and their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred form the Big Hero 6 superhero team, and they embark on high-tech adventures throughout their city. Season two of the series will see Hiro and the Big Hero 6 team in upgraded super suits as they take on a variety of innovative villains, bio-engineered monsters and high-tech robots.

The series boasts a star-studded voice cast, including Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go and Stan Lee as Fred’s dad, among a slew of others. Season two will see guest voice appearances from a variety of performers, including Nestor Carbonell (Bates Motel), Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time) and Ben Feldman (Superstore), among others.

A trio of shorts, illustrated in a watercolor style and featuring Baymax and Mochi, will begin to roll out on Tuesday, May 7, across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. The series also has various lines of merchandise, including toys, books, apparel and collectibles.

Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the creative team behind Disney’s Kim Possible, serve as the series’ executive producers.