G.I. Joe Renegades Follow Up In the Works

February 16, 2012

Great news Renegades fans! We've received word from a trusted source that a follow-up to the Hub's G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series is in the works. While we can't confirm if the season/series is in preliminary discussions or in development, we can verify aspirations to establish the new season/series as a continuation to the first season of Renegades and the plan to continue using Clément Sauvé's animation style. Despite some reports that Renegades underperformed, our source (who our twitter friend @twitziller is jokingly referring to as Deep-Six Throat) says Renegades actually did quite well.

Coincidentally, we see some possible similarities with the transitions of Renegades and the second season of the A Real American Hero animated series. If you recall, the first season of A Real American Hero centered around Duke and Scarlet as the lead characters, while season two shifted focus bringing Flint and Lady Jaye to the forefront. Could this changing of the guard be reprised 30 years later? While it's only a hypothetical scenario, it is an interesting possibility since Hasbro claims to have put Renegades on hiatus to explore ways to continue the G.I. Joe: Retaliation story through animation. We'll have more information as it becomes available.


Mysterwright said...

Yes!!!! Best cartoon since MIB: The Series. :D I didn't think I'd like it at first but the whole A-Team renegade concept won me over. I like the idea of Dr. Mindbender as a kid actually having hair. Makes you wonder why he ditched that later for the bald, old west mustache and bare chest/cape combo. What, did he suddenly find out he's Australian or something? =)) And where in all this did the Joes pick up that eventual over-the-top, shout it out loud, wicked sense of ironic, cocky humor?

John said...

This is indeed excellent news. Not only will a cartoon help push the momentum of the brand forward, but the Renegades series was surprisingly well done and ended before its time.

My only issue with a hypothetical "changing of the guards" scenario is that the voice actors for the first season were outstanding. They really made the characters 3-dimensional. I'd hate to see them not return.

Unknown said...

I was skeptical about the A-Team concept at first also, but as the series went on it grew on me as well, though I'm not sure anyone will ever be able to explain Dr. Mindbender's sudden--and flamboyant--change in wardrobe ;)

The "changing of the guards" is just my personal idea thrown out there since I saw the correlation between the two series. I personally like the current dynamic between all the characters and would prefer they bring the second season back as is, continuing the story. But that ultimately comes down to how Hasbro wants to tie this series in with the movie and what type of continuity they want to preserve. I know where my vote it, however.

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