DISNEY XD ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED SERIES
"MARVEL'S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE" AND
"MARVEL'S HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H."
Disney XD has ordered a second season of its popular animated series on the Marvel Universe programming block, "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" and "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." It was announced today by Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, at San Diego Comic-Con. Produced by Marvel Television, some of Marvel's most popular super heroes - the all-star Avengers and hard-hitting Hulks - will return to take on their most high-stakes battles yet. Both series are in production and slated to premiere this fall on Marvel Universe on Disney XD.
Season two of "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" takes the Earth's Mightiest Heroes to all-new heights, as the threat of the cosmic warlord Thanos hangs over the team, threatening to destroy them. The Avengers will have to unite and wield their powers to defeat some of the most infamous villains in what promises to be the super heroes' greatest challenge yet. The voice cast includes: Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes") as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore ("Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness") as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith ("Wreck-It Ralph") as Captain America, Travis Willingham ("Shelf Life") as Thor, Troy Baker ("Ultimate Spider-Man") as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey ("The Super Hero Squad Show") as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson ("The Game") as Falcon. Man of Action Studios ("Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man," "Ben 10") - comprised of Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle - will serve as co-executive producer.
"Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." season two continues to pack a punch with thrilling, super-sized missions led by larger-than-life Hulk and his incredible team, including She-Hulk, Red Hulk, A-Bomb and Skaar. The second season finds the Hulks smashing into one of the biggest, most epic stories ever as "Planet Hulk" changes everything for the Agents and sets the course for a looming cosmic catastrophe. The voice cast includes: Fred Tatasciore ("Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness") as Hulk, Clancy Brown ("SpongeBob SquarePants") as Red Hulk, Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse") as She-Hulk, Ben Diskin ("Codename: Kids Next Door") as Skaar and Emmy Award-winning Seth Green ("Robot Chicken") as A-Bomb. The creative team consists of executive producers Joe Quesada ("Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man") and Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."); creative consultant Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost"); and supervising producers Todd Casey ("Thundercats"), Cort Lane ("The Super Hero Squad Show") and Henry Gilroy ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars").
Year to date, "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" is Disney XD's #1 animated series in Total Viewers (699,000) and Boys 6-14 (133,000/1.1 rating) and its #2 animated series in Boys 2-11 (174,000/0.9 rating). "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." ranks among Disney XD's top performing animated series in Total Viewers (480,000), year to date.
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