By Beth Deitchman
Get ready for an epic faceoff when Big Hero 6 The Series kicks off its third season on Disney XD and DisneyNOW. Our friends at Disney Channel have just announced that a new season of the Emmy® Award-nominated animated series premieres Monday, September 21 (7:30 p.m. EDT/PDT), and finds the Big Hero 6 team tasked with protecting their city San Fransokyo from the nefarious Noodle Burger Boy and his team of evil mascot robots.
The series is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning feature film Big Hero 6 and continues the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro, who juggles superhero shenanigans with the academic challenges and social trials he encounters as a student at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. But Hiro doesn’t struggle alone; his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is always by his side, along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go, and Fred. Together, they are the legendary Big Hero 6, embarking on high-tech adventures as they keep San Fransokyo safe from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.
Disney Channel also revealed a roster of guest voices for season three that includes K-pop stars Nichkhun Horvejkul (2PM) as twins Kei and Aki, one-half of boy band 4 2 Sing, and Jae Park (DAY6) as twins Taka and Yuka, the other half of boy band 4 2 Sing; Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve) as Cobra, a charming and crafty villain; and Nichole Bloom (Superstore) as Olivia, a passionate comic book fan.
Big Hero 6 The Series’ voice cast includes Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, and Brooks Wheelan as Fred. This season, fans can also keep an ear out for a host of actors making a return trip to San Fransokyo, including Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville, Jane Lynch as Supersonic Sue, Horatio Sanz as El Fuego, Andy Richter as Globby, Alan Tudyk as Krei, Haley Tju as Karmi, and David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff.
Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi, the team behind the Emmy Award-winning global hit Disney Channel series Kim Possible, serve as executive producers of the series, which is a production of Disney Television Animation.