Fremantle Media and Mattel’s new animated reboot of Max Steel will premiere this Monday at 4 p.m. on Disney XD in the U.S.
Max Steel story revolves around the trials and tribulations of a teen hero named Maxwell McGrath and his out-of-this-world alien companion, Steel. Both have super strengths and powers, Max with Turbo energy and Steel with alien intellect. When they combine forces to create Max Steel, the ultimate superhero is unleashed — unlocking their inner heroes. The series draws upon turbo-charged teamwork, laughter and friendship to help kids overcome life’s obstacles.
The 26-episode series will also out in more than 100 territories globally, including Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Hong Kong, Central and Eastern Europe, South and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, France, Italy, Spain and more. FME manages worldwide distribution of the series (excluding USA), as well as global home entertainment rights. The new show will also have an extensive online life, mobile gaming, toys and consumer products (beginning in August), and a graphic novel series launch via VIZ Media.
Max Steel is based on the popular Mattel action figures, which were first introduced in 1999. The character inspired another animated series by Mainframe which ran from 2000 to 2002 as well as nine direct-to-video animated films from 2004 to 2012.