Earlier this month, Disney XD announced that their animated TV series Guardians of the Galaxy will debut with a sneak peek of the first episode on Saturday, September 5 at 9:30 PM, with the premiere and the second episode debuting back-to-back on Saturday, September 29 at 9 PM. We have already seen the first Guardians of the Galaxy poster from the series, and today we have our look at the first footage with a brief 15-second trailer. The footage touts these outlaws as a "little bit" of both good and bad, while Rocket Raccoon makes a suggestion for their battle cry.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, the action-packed epic space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, 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.
Disney XD will also telecast 10 two-minute shorts delving into the backstory of each of the five main characters throughout the month of August. The animated shorts begin on August 1 with Star-Lord - Part 1 (8:58 p.m., ET/PT) & Part 2 (10:28 p.m., ET/PT), continuing August 8 with Groot - Part 1 (8:58 p.m., ET/PT) & Part 2 (9:58 p.m., ET/PT) and on August 15 with Rocket Raccoon - Part 1 (8:58 p.m., ET/PT) & Part 2 (9:58 p.m., ET/PT). The shorts conclude with Drax - Part 1 (8:58 p.m., ET/PT) & Part 2 (9:58 p.m., ET/PT) on August 22 and August 29 with Gamora - Part 1 (8:58 p.m., ET/PT) & Part 2 (9:58 p.m., ET/PT).
On Saturday, September 5, Disney XD will debut a sneak peek at first episode of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT, entitled "Road to Knowhere". The first episode centers on the newly christened Guardians of the Galaxy as they come into possession of a dangerous artifact that has Thanos' new lieutenant, Korath, after them. "Road to Knowhere" will also air on Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 PM, the first of two back-to-back episodes, followed by "Knowhere to Run". In "Knowhere to Run", the Guardians struggle to subdue the suddenly sprung-to-life Celestial head that is the Knowhere space colony, as well as storm Korath's ship to rescue Quill, Gamora and the mysterious CryptoCube that holds the Cosmic Seed.
Featuring the hugely popular characters introduced in the record-breaking Marvel Studios film of the same name, the series stars Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as the brash adventurer Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall (Johnny Test) as fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora, David Sobolov (Transformers: Prime) as the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as tree-like humanoid Groot and James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as leader of the space pirates Yondu and the telepathic dog, Cosmo. Take a look at the new trailer below, and stay tuned for more on Disney XD's Guardians of the Galaxy.