If you're a fan of the Tron films as I am, you've been wondering when Disney XD is going to premiere Tron: Uprising, their new animated series set between the original Tron and the recent Tron: Legacy. Actor Bruce Boxleitner returns for Tron: Uprising, along with Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lance Henriksen and Paul Reubens.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Tron: Uprising is scheduled to premiere on June 7, 2012 but a special half-hour "prelude" titled Tron: Uprising -- Beck's Beginning will air on the main Disney Channel on May 18. The official description for the series is as follows:
"TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning," introduces a Beck, a young mechanic living in Argon City, a growing metropolis in a far off corner of the grid that has just been occupied by General Tesler, a henchman of the notorious Clu. After his best friend Bodhi is ruthlessly derezzed by Clu's army, Beck seeks justice for his lost friend and launches a crusade against the regime. His rebellion captures the attention of Tron, the greatest warrior The Grid has ever known, who sees the potential in Beck and trains him to be his successor. Labeled with the moniker of The Renegade, Beck sparks a revolution to fight for the freedom of The Grid."
Even better, a new trailer for the series has been released, which blends the distinctive visual designs from Tron: Legacy with an animated style reminiscent of the classic Aeon Flux series. See for yourselves...