8:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Big Hero 6: The Series' Renewed at Disney Channel (Exclusive)
Disney Channel has ordered a third season of Big Hero 6: The Series ahead of the show's season two premiere, which is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 6.
In addition, the animated series has lined up a slew of guest stars for its upcoming second season, including Nestor Carbonell as Chief Cruz, San Fransokyo's new police chief; Isabella Gomez as Hiro's new friend Megan; Ben Feldman as Chris, Liv Amara's assistant; Will Friedle as Ian, Krei's geeky scientist; Jane Lynch and Timothy Simons as Supersonic Sue and Supersonic Stu, a grandmother/grandson super villain duo; Jessica Paré as acrobatic thief Sirque; and Horatio Sanz as El Fuego, a Mexican wrestler.
New episodes of the Emmy-nominated series will continue to roll out weekdays through May 17. Episodes will also be available the same day on DisneyNOW.
Based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios' Oscar-winning feature film, Big Hero 6: The Series continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro (Ryan Potter), his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax (Scott Adsit) and their friends Wasabi (Khary Payton), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), Go Go (Jamie Chung) and Fred (Brooks Wheelan) as they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
Season two finds Hiro and the Big Hero 6 team in upgraded super suits as they take on a variety of innovative villains, bioengineered monsters and high-tech robots.
The series' voice cast also includes Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad. Returning this season are Christy Carlson Romano, Andy Richter, Jenifer Lewis, Haley Tju and Mara Wilson.
Meanwhile, a trio of shorts, illustrated in a watercolor style and featuring Baymax and Mochi, will begin to roll out May 7 across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. Additional extensions for the series include toys, books, apparel, collectibles, plush and home décor from Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products.
Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the Disney Channel series Kim Possible, serve as executive producers. Filippi also serves as supervising director. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.