Animated ‘Tron’ TV series ‘will air in 2012’

Disney say show due 2012

Despite a third Tron movie not yet being confirmed, it has been announced that studio Disney have greenlit an animated TV series based on the two existing films.

Moviehole reports that the series will be named Tron: Uprising and air on Disney XD in 2012.

Bruce Boxleitner is the only actor from the movies involved in the cartoon, but other members of the cast include Mandy Moore, Lance Henriksen and Elijah Wood.

The series screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who also wrote the recently released Tron: Legacy, are setting the story of the new series somewhere in the thirty years that passed between the first Tron in 1982 and the new film.

Horowitz said: “Over the years of developing this movie [Tron: Legacy], we developed all these mythologies and all these back stories and all little tangential things [we want to tell in the series]. So we hope it adds to the depth of the movie.”

As of December 26, Tron: Legacy has grossed $88,296,000 in the United States and Canada and $23,000,000 internationally for a worldwide total of $111,296,000.