‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ Renewed for Season Two

Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series
Drax, Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and Star Lord in ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ (Photo Credit: Disney XD)

It’s official: the animated TV series Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be returning to Disney XD for season two. Season one drew in 4.4 million viewers and production on the second season is already underway, with Disney XD eyeing a 2017 premiere.

The official announcement of the renewal was made during the New York Comic Con by Marvel’s President, TV, Publishing and Brand Management Dan Buckley and Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. “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 Buckley. “There are so many possibilities with the Guardians franchise, and season two will take viewers even deeper into this rich universe.”

“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,” added Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD.

The voice cast includes Will Friedle as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall as Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall as Gamora, David Sobolov as Drax the Destroyer, Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot, and James Arnold Taylor as Yondu and Cosmo.

The Season Two Plot, Courtesy of Disney XD:

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.