clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Marvel working on 'Guardians of the Galaxy' animated series (update)

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

A Guardians of the Galaxy animated television series is coming from Marvel Television, the company announced during a panel at New York Comic Con 2014 today.

The series, which is called Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, is "in production," said Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel TV. The company made the announcement by showing the audience a minute-long clip of unfinished animation featuring Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord. Loeb did not give a release window for the series, but said it will air on the Disney XD network, which is home to other Marvel cartoons such as Marvel's Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man.

Marvel's announcement of the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series follows the July premiere of the film of the same name, which is one of the top-grossing movies of 2014 with more than $650 million in worldwide box office receipts. In the one-minute clip, Star-Lord and Rocket did not seem to be voiced by the actors from the movie — Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper, respectively — but Loeb stressed that the footage was not final.

Update: Marvel posted the test footage on its YouTube channel, so you can see it for yourself.