Disney Channel has released a teaser for the upcoming animated “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” series that will debut Summer of 2022.
It follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette (voiced by Diamond White) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur (voiced by Fred Tatasciore).
After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.
The series is based on the comic book series of the same name, which debuted November 2015, and is considered a direct sequel to the “Moon-Boy and Devil Dinosaur” comic series from Jack Kirby.
In the comics, Lunella loves to daydream and invent things, and her classmates make fun of her, calling her Moon Girl. She was created by writers Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder (who also designed the character), and artist Natacha Bustos.
I don’t know how much of the TV series will be based on the comic history of the characters, but Lunella first meets Devil Dinosaur after Moon Boy tasks him with finding the Nightstone and he passes through a portal to New York City.
The Nightstone had fallen into the hands of Lunella who deduced it was actually a Kree Omni-Wave Projector.
The comics also talk about “Terrigenesis,” which was a plot point in the ABC series, “Agents of Shield.” We’ll have to see if this new series deals with it, too.
“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” will be produced by actor Laurence Fishburne, who also has a recurring voice role as “The Beyonder” in the series.
Also voicing characters are Alfre Woodard (Mimi, Lunella’s grandmother) and Sasheer Zamata (Andrea, Lunella’s mother).
Here is the teaser video, introduced by Fishburne: