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Disney XD renews 'Guardians of the Galaxy' for Season 2

By Karen Butler
Disney XD renews 'Guardians of the Galaxy' for Season 2
Image from the animated series "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" courtesy of Disney XD.

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Disney XD says it has renewed its animated series Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy for a second season, set to air in 2017.

The announcement was made this weekend at New York Comic Con.

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Production is underway on the fresh episodes, which will continue the space adventures of "a ragtag group of misfits" fighting to protect the galaxy.

"We're pleased to give fans another season of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, taking them deeper into the Guardians' universe," Marc Buhaj, senior vice president of programming and general manager for Disney XD, said in a statement. "The team at Marvel Animation continues to deliver great stories that capture the tone and spirit of the feature film and provide entirely new chapters to the Guardians of the Galaxy story."

"We are thrilled at the positive response to Guardians from fans of all ages and we are looking forward to bringing them more adventures with these dynamic characters," added Dan Buckley, Marvel's president of television, publishing and brand management. "There are so many possibilities with the Guardians franchise and Season 2 will take viewers even deeper into this rich universe."

The series features the voice talents of 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.

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