Television

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series to premiere this weekend

After its record-breaking run at the box-office “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” will be headed to Disney XD as an animated series this fall. The new series is set to premiere on Disney XD this Saturday on September 26, 2015 at 9:30 p.m.

The animated “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” will offer a new adaptation for fans of the film and the original comics to enjoy. The network teases that the series, “features themes of redemption and the importance of friendships and family, told through a series of riveting sequential story arcs.”

The series follows the newly formed team that finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed, which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It’s up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.

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. Marvel released a “first look” behind the scenes video of the new series last week, which you can watch below.

The series Executive Producers are Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb with Co-Executive Producers Stan Lee, Eric Radomski, Cort Lane and Stephen Wacker.