Marvel Entertainment has announced that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the action-packed, animated space adventure following the ragtag band of disparate misfits, will debut its second season with a one-hour telecast featuring back-to-back episodes on Saturday, March 11 on Disney XD. Disney XD will also release six shorts following the adventures of the five main characters daily beginning February 27 on the Disney XD app, VOD and Disney XD’s YouTube.
The two episodes are described as follows:
“Stayin’ Alive” (9:00 p.m., EST/PST) – While trying to dispose of Thanos’ asteroid, the Guardians discover it has been taken to a secure facility that belongs to the Avengers.
“Evolution Rock” (9:30 p.m., EST/PST) – The Guardians and the Avengers team up to find out what powerful secrets lie inside Thanos’ asteroid.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Season 2 will follow Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot on a mission to protect Star-Lord’s home planet of Earth, when they cross pass with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers. After an epic battle, the two teams come together to save Earth from an alien mad scientist, The High Evolutionary, but inadvertently unleash an ancient weapon. With every alien baddie in the galaxy after this weapon, the Guardians must unlock its secrets before it destroys them and everything they’ve sworn to protect.
The series stars Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as the quirky leader Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall (Johnny Test) as the temperamental, tough-talking Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as the unparalleled warrior Gamora, David Sobolov (Transformers: Prime) as the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer, and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as tree-like humanoid Groot.