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New TRON: UPRISING teaser… series coming in June

April 11th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

A few months ago there was a lot of chatter about the TRON animated series TRON: UPRISING… then nothing.

However, now we have a release date and a new teaser. The series will be hitting Disney XD this June and will star Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner. It will bridge the gap between the original TRON and TRON: LEGACY. According to Collider, the series is directed and executive produced by Charlie Bean (Samurai Jack) with Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (the writers of Tron: Legacy) acting as consulting producers.

We cannot tell a lie here, we weren’t massive fans of the TRON universe until the second movie came out. However,we are now officially stoked to see this…

Here’s the official synopsis:
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series follows Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces.

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