An animated Guardians of the Galaxy TV show is heading to Disney XD.
The comics weren’t exactly successful, but Marvel’s big-screen adaptation has ensured that GotG is bankable enough to head into different platforms. Production on the animated series, titled Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, has officially begun, with a plan to premiere on the Marvel Universe programming block on Disney XD.
Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, said, “This is a very exciting time for the Marvel Animation Studio as we get to explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe by developing the first-ever Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. After starring in the biggest movie of 2014, everyone wants more of Star-Lord and his crew – now they’ll get it.”
“The movie and franchise quickly became a worldwide phenomenon,” said Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. “We’re looking forward to working with the great team at Marvel Television to deliver an engaging animated series that fans can enjoy each week.”
Jeph Loeb made the announcement at New York Comic-Con, where Marvel screened the following test footage for audiences: