Season two of newly-launched animated series is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.
NEW YORK -- Disney XD has ordered a sophomore season of its popular animated series Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. The announcement was made by Dan Buckley, Marvel's President, TV, Publishing and Brand Management and Joe Quesada, Marvel's Chief Creative Officer at New York Comic-Con. The second season will continue the thrilling space adventure that follows the ragtag group of misfits that fans have come to love as they fight to protect the galaxy. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy season two is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.
"We're pleased to give fans a new season of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, taking them deeper into the Guardians' universe," said Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. "The team at Marvel Animation continues to deliver great stories that capture the tone and spirit of the feature film and provide entirely new chapters to the Guardians of the Galaxy story."
"We are thrilled at the positive response to Guardians from fans of all ages, and we are looking forward to bringing them more adventures with these dynamic characters," said Dan Buckley, Marvel's President – TV, Publishing & Brand Management. "There are so many possibilities with the Guardians franchise, and season two will take viewers even deeper into this rich universe."
In the exciting second season, the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers team up to stop evil alien mad scientist, The High Evolutionary! After an epic battle, The Guardians discover an ancient weapon with mysterious powers. Now, with every alien baddie in the galaxy trying to get their hands, paws and tentacles on this weapon, The Guardians must unlock its secrets before it destroys them and everything they've sworn to protect.
Disney XD is currently airing all-new episodes of season one on Saturday nights throughout the month of October featuring the "Hunt for the Cosmic Seed" story arc. A chance encounter with the Collector reveals more about the strange artifact the Guardians picked up, it's a Spartaxian CryptoCube, but it's incomplete and requires Pandorian crystals to work properly. Fortunately, the Collector knows where they can be found but it requires a perilous journey.
The series stars Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall (Johnny Test) as Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as Gamora, David Sobolov (Transformers: Prime) as Drax the Destroyer, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as Groot and James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Yondu and Cosmo.
Launch to date, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has delivered 4.4 million unique total viewers including 1.9 million Kids 2-11.