Capcom’s mighty mascot is headed back to the small screen now that an all-new Mega Man animated series is in the works.
Spearheaded by the creative team behind popular media franchise Ben 10 – namely Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle – the 26-episode project is currently sending out the feelers to get set up with a network. According to reports, Dentsu Entertainment USA has struck a deal with Man of Action Entertainment for worldwide distribution, with plans to launch the new take on the indelible platformer in time for the 30th anniversary.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Rouleau – who toplines Man of Action along with the aforementioned trio – spoke with adulation about the source material, which has stood the test of time as a cornerstone in video game culture since 1987.
“The 1990s Mega Man TV series was cool and different than other series targeted at kids during that time. It featured great action, but also brought the laughs. Mega Man is a character that is even more relevant for today’s kids and we are really looking forward to creating something new that still respects the long tradition of the character.”
Should this project come to fruition, it would be the first Mega Man TV series to air since the 90s. It’s not for want of trying, though, as the universe built around the titular blue robot spans a staggering 130-plus video games, spinoffs and numerous comics. It remains, to this day, Capcom’s most prolific video game franchise, so it’s small wonder why Man of Action is keen to resurrect the dormant series.
We’ll keep you posted as Mega Man‘s new animated series searches to find a network home in time for its 2017 debut.