With the debut of the official trailer this Monday, Disney XD’s rollout of the striking new CG animated series TRON: Uprising has begun! The show will launch with a 30-minute uninterrupted prelude titled “Beck’s Beginning” on Disney Channel on Friday, May 18 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) with an encore on Disney XD Monday, May 21 (7 p.m. ET/PT) with the series kicking off Thursday, June 7 (9 p.m.) on XD. A multiplatform campaign will roll out concurrently with these TV events.
Beck’s Beginning introduces Beck, a young mechanic living in Argon City—a metropolis in a far corner of The Grid under occupation by General Tesler, a henchman of then notorious Clu. When his best friend is ruthlessly derezzed by Clu’s army, Beck launches a crusade for justice against the regime, which captures the attention of Tron, the greatest warrior of The Grid, who trains Beck to be his successor. Dubbed “The Renegade,” Beck sparks a revolutionary fight for freedom of The Grid.
TRON: Uprising is produced by Disney Television Animation and stars Elijah Wood as Beck, Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Mandy Moore (Mara), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Paige), Nate Corddry (Zed), Lance Henriksen (Gen. Tesler), Reginald VelJohnson (Able), Paul Reubens (Pavel) and Tricia Helfer (The Grid). The series is exec-produced and directed by Charlie Bean (Robotboy, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls) with Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz (screenwriters for TRON: Legacy and exec producers of ABC’s Lost) and Justin Springer (co-producer, TRON: Legacy) as consulting producers. Legacy composer Joseph Trapanese provides the music.
TRON: Uprising Multi-Platform Rollout:
May 11: Beck’s Beginning released on Disney Channel & Disney XD On Demand
May 13: Beck’s available on YouTube via facebook.com/DisneyXD
May 14: Beck’s available on iTunes as free download
May 15: Side-scrolling adventure/puzzle game Escape from Argon City launches on DisneyXD.com
May 18: 9:30 p.m. – Beck’s airs uninterrupted on Disney Channel
Following the premiere, DisneyXD.com will launch new interactive video and gaming activity split into 10 micro-episodes
May 21: 7 p.m. – Beck’s airs uninterrupted on Disney XD
June 7: 9 p.m. – Uprising premieres on Disney XD with “The Renegade Part 1”
Following, “The Renegade Part 2” will be available on DisneyXD.com, along with a new game Renegade Strike
June 8: Uprising available on Disney XD On Demand, DisneyXD.com, Disney XD Mobile, Sony Playstation, Xbox Live and iTunes.