A new original animated television series, Marvel's Spider-Man, will debut on Disney XD in 2017. The announcement was made today by Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, at New York Comic Con. Produced by Marvel Television, the series tells the story of an unsure but courageous teen who has to figure out how to be a super hero from the very beginning. Said Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD.
"Spider-Man is the biggest action hero in the world. He is an iconic character whose duality makes him both relatable and aspirational for the Disney XD audience. We're thrilled to continue our partnership with Marvel in this new original series that offers a fresh take on a beloved classic that will engage both new and existing Spidey fans with its compelling drama, exciting action and the signature sense of comedy."
Said Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, courtesy of USA Today.
"We've been secretly nurturing 'Marvel's Spider-Man' for years now, so we are thrilled to finally announce it. The simple title reflects a back-to-basics approach - the story of an ordinary teen, Peter Parker, who suddenly finds himself with strange new powers and overwhelming responsibility. And thanks to story editor Kevin Shinick ('Robot Chicken,' 'Mad') and supervising director Philip Pignotti ('Marvel's Avengers Assemble'), it's just filled with heart and humor."
Produced by Marvel Animation, the series' award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor), Dan Buckley (Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.), Joe Quesada (Marvel's Avengers Assemble) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); co-executive producers Stan Lee (Spider-Man), Eric Radomski (Spawn, Marvel's Avengers Assemble), Cort Lane (Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man) and Stephen Wacker (Marvel's Avengers Assemble); supervising producers Kevin Shinick (Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Robot Chicken) and Marsha Griffin (Transformers Prime, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee); consulting producers Dan Slott (Spider-Man: Big Time, The Superior Spider-Man), Kevin Burke and Chris "Doc" Wyatt (Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man); and supervising director Philip Pignotti (Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man).
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man will culminate in January 2017 with an exciting two-part finale arc titled "Graduation Day" that will see Spider-Man stop Doctor Octopus and the Superior Sinister Six from destroying all of the heroes in New York City. For 2016 to date, the series has reached 51 million Total Viewers across the U.S., generated close to 4 million consumer engagements via VOD/STB and ranks among the network's top 5 animated series in key targeted boy demographics.