Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series Gets September Debut on Disney XD

marvelgotg-animated-tntLast year at Comic-Con in San Diego, Marvel announced a new animated Guardians of the Galaxy series. It now has a debut date.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will debut Saturday, September 26th on Disney XD.

The voice cast includes Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as Gamora, Trevor Devall (Johnny Test) as Rocket Raccoon, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as Groot, David Sobolov (Transformers: Prime) as Drax the Destroyer, and James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Yondu and Cosmo.

The show will also draw on the comics for storylines and characters.

If you can’t wait to see the series, Disney XD is doing a character roll-out featuring profile two shorts about each of the Guardians August 1 – 29. Here is the schedule:

  • August 1: Star-Lord – Part 1 (8:58pm, ET/PT) & Part 2 (10:28pm, ET/PT)
  • August 8: Groot – Part 1 (8:58pm, ET/PT) & Part 2 (9:58pm, ET/PT)
  • August 15: Rocket Raccoon – Part 1 (8:58pm, ET/PT) & Part 2 (9:58pm, ET/PT)
  • August 22: Drax – Part 1 (8:58pm, ET/PT) & Part 2 (9:58pm, ET/PT)
  • August 29: Gamora – Part 1 (8:58pm, ET/PT) & Part 2 (9:58pm, ET/PT)

Disney XD will also offer a sneak peek of the first episode, “Road to Knowhere,” on Saturday, September 5 at 9pm ET/PT.

Then on September 26, the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series debuts with a one-hour block featuring “Road to Knowhere” and a new episode, “Knowhere to Run,” starting at 9pm ET/PT.

The synopsis according to Marvel: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy follows the newly-formed team who 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.

Yes, apparently Loki will make an appearance in the series.

I’m going to give the show a try and see how it is. Are you going to watch?