More Details Revealed For the TRON: UPRISING Animated Series

Tron: Legacy is getting a lot of mixed reviews right now. There's a lot of people out there that didn't like it, then there's people like me who enjoyed the film for what it was, and I thought it was a really fun movie. Regardless of what we think, Disney has invested a lot of time and money in the franchise, and one of the things they are currently developing is an animated series called Tron: Uprising. The series will premiere on Disney XD during the Summer of 2012 and the series has a very impressive voice cast including Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen and Bruce Boxleitner, who will reprise his role as Tron. 

The series is being developed by Samurai Jack's Charlie Bean, who will exec produce and direct it. Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsisand Adam Horowitz are also working on the project, and will serve as consulting producers.

Up until this point all we've known is that the series will focus on a character named Beck (Wood), who leads a revolution inside The Grid's computer world.

Now we have some more information on the series to share with you. The info comes from  TRON: Legacy co-screenwriter Adam Horowitz who say's they are treating the series “very seriously” and he also revealed where the story will take place in the TRON timeline.

This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. It’s from when Clu takes over the grid to before when Sam comes in. So if you were wondering what was the grid like before that, then watch the show.

To give you an example of how we approached storytelling sometimes is like when you’re in the End of Line club, when we first meet Castor and he’s being berated by one of the patrons saying, ‘I want an audience with Zuse.’ His name is Bartik, and there’s an entire back story we have for him. The guy with him, his name is Hopper, there’s a whole thing between the two of them, what they are doing in there, and how they got there.

It’s like over the years of developing this movie, we developed all these mythologies and all these back stories and all little tangential things. Did we have time to do the Bartik story? No. But now maybe the Bartik story is in the animated series —you know, he’s got a huge scar on his face. I want to know how he got that scar. We couldn’t sit down and write that there’s a guy with a scar on his face without knowing what the scar was. So we hope it adds to the depth of the movie.

Our intention is to try and make something that is more than just, let’s go get something. We treat TRON very, very seriously and as writers we try to have a reason and a world for everything and not all of it gets to be shown because in this particular movie, we only had two hours. [So] hopefully it fills in the blanks in and in a fun way and an intriguing way.

This sounds like it's going to end up being a cool, and Tron will work extremely well as an animated series. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. What do you all think about it?

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