THE GUARDIANS AND THE AVENGERS TEAM UP FOR AN EPIC
ONE-HOUR 'MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY' SEASON TWO
PREMIERE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 11, ON DISNEY XD
-- New Original Shorts Featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy
Set to Debut in February --
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy," the action-packed, animated space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, will debut its second season with a
one-hour telecast featuring back-to-back episodes, SATURDAY, MARCH 11 (9:00 p.m. EST), on Disney XD. Disney XD will also release six shorts following the adventures of the five main characters daily, beginning February 27 on the Disney XD app, VOD and Disney XD's YouTube.
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" season two will follow Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot on a mission to protect Star-Lord's home planet of Earth, when they cross pass with Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers. After an epic battle, the two teams come together to save Earth from an alien mad scientist, The High Evolutionary, but inadvertently unleash an ancient weapon. With every alien baddie in the galaxy after this weapon, the Guardians must unlock its secrets before it destroys them and everything they've sworn to protect.
The multi-platform schedule is:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - SATURDAY, MARCH 4
· Six brand-new original shorts will debut daily on Disney XD's YouTube, VOD and the Disney XD app. In the animated shorts, the Guardians load down the Milano with too many Earth souvenirs and accidentally cause the ship to crash.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
· One-hour premiere of "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" season two featuring back-to-back episodes on Disney XD (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST). The first two episodes will also be available on the Disney XD VOD and the Disney XD App for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.
· "Stayin' Alive" (9:00 p.m. EST) - While trying to dispose of Thanos' asteroid, the Guardians discover it has been taken to a secure facility that belongs to the Avengers.
· "Evolution Rock" (9:30 p.m. EST) - The Guardians and the Avengers team up to find out what powerful secrets lie inside Thanos' asteroid.
The series stars Will Friedle ("Boy Meets World") as the quirky leader Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall ("Johnny Test") as the temperamental, tough-talking Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall ("Star Wars Rebels") as the unparalleled warrior Gamora, David Sobolov ("Transformers: Prime") as the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer and Kevin Michael Richardson ("The Cleveland Show") as tree-like humanoid Groot.
Produced by Marvel Animation, the series' award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Iron Man," "Thor"), Dan Buckley ("Marvel's Avengers Assemble," "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H."), Joe Quesada ("Marvel's Avengers Assemble"), Cort Lane ("Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man"), Eric Radomski ("Spawn," "Marvel's Avengers Assemble") and Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."); co-executive producers Stan Lee ("Spider-Man") and Stephen Wacker ("Marvel's Avengers Assemble"); supervising producers Marty Isenberg ("Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters") and Harrison Wilcox ("Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man); and supervising director Leo Riley ("TRON: Uprising").
About Disney XD
Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multiplatform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 77 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.