At New York Comic Con, Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, announced a new original animated television series, Marvel’s Spider-Man, set for debut on Disney XD in 2017.
“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 and Supervising Director Philip Pignotti, it’s just filled with heart and humor,” said Lane.
Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD, added: “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.”
The current Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man will culminate in January 2017. For 2016 to date, the series has reached 51 million Total Viewers across the U.S., generated close to 4 million consumer engagements and ranks among the network’s top 5 animated series in key targeted boy demographics.