This weekend is shaping up to be Groot-tastic because Season 1 of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series kicks off on Saturday, September 26th. The one-hour premiere starts with an encore presentation of “Road to Knowhere” followed by “Knowhere to Run”. Guess where both episodes take place?
Picking up where the live action film left off, this new series stars Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Peter Quill, Trevor Devall (Johnny Test) as Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as Gamora, David Sobolov (Transformers: Prime) as Drax the Destroyer, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as Groot and James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Yondu and Cosmo.
I recently had a chance to talk with the cast and sit in on a recording session. I can report that this cast has definitely jumped in to make these characters their own (they’re also some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet).
What’s the series about, you ask? Well, I have an answer for you!
“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” features themes of redemption and the importance of friendships and family told through a series of riveting sequential story arcs. The series follows the newly formed team that 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.
Sounds intriguing, right?
Check out some new photos and the series trailer:
Take a look behind the scenes as Marvel’s Lorraine Cink (who’s one of the sweetest people ever) sits down to talk with Vanessa Marshall and Will Friedle about the show.
An intro to the cast:
I’m definitely looking forward to it. How about you?
Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy debuts Saturday, September 26 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.