Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, an animated comedy adventure series about a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere Feb. 13 at 9:45 p.m., ET/PT on Disney XD and Disney Channel, with three additional episodes premiering over the President’s Day holiday weekend on Disney XD.
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero follows Penn Zero and his best friends Sashi, an overqualified part-time sidekick, and Boone, an under-qualified part-time wise man, as they zap to other dimensions to fill in for heroes in need. Each mission takes the team to unpredictable epic worlds where they must battle evil part-time villain Rippen and his part-time minion, Larry.
Two preview episodes of “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero” will be available Jan. 19 to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com, the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets and Disney XD on Demand.
An additional two episodes will be available Jan. 30 on iTunes as a free download.
The series simulcast premiere on Feb. 13 will be followed by airings Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, and Feb. 16 at 9:15 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD
Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) stars as Penn alongside Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect) as Boone, Tania Gunadi (Enlisted) as Sashi, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) as Rippen and Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) as Larry. Recurring are Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) as Penn’s mom, Vonnie; Gary Cole (Veep) as Penn’s dad, Brock; Rosie Perez (The View) as Penn’s Aunt Rose; and Lenny Venito (The Neighbors) as Penn’s Uncle Chuck.
The notable guest cast for season one includes Garry Marshall (Happy Days), Beau Bridges (The Descendants), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Jeff Gordon (NASCAR driver), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee’s Playhouse), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Elizabeth Henstridge (ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Adam West (Batman), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), Peter Stormare (The Blacklist), Maria Bamford (Arrested Development) and Olivia Holt (Disney Channel’s I Didn’t Do It).
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero is created and executive-produced by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine (Tarzan, Bolt). Bush also serves as writer and Levine as supervising director and the voice of Phyllis and Phil. Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.