Disney — always one for smartly leveraging properties across the many arms of its empire — has given a series order to an animated follow-up to this winter’s hotly-anticipated feature film Tron: Legacy.
Tron: Uprising will debut Summer 2012 on DisneyXD, Disney’s “tween boy” network. Film screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (formerly of Lost) will consult for the show, which will be run by Charlie Bean of Samurai Jack.
The series is set to feature a rather eclectic cast, which includes Tron star Bruce Boxleitner in his role from the film, as well as Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Nate Corddry. Wood stars as the main character, Beck, who leads a revolution inside Tron‘s computerized world called the Grid.
There’s also a ten-part “microseries” that ties in with the movie on the way, which DisneyXD will air Fall 2011. There’s also a sequel already in the works to the big-screen film Tron: Legacy, so one assumes that all of these various properties (not to mention the Tron: Evolution video game) will somehow work in the same continuity without conflicting one another.