Disney Junior has reportedly begun production on a new animated adventure series aimed at children, inspired by Dave Stevens’ comic book series, The Rocketeer.
According to Deadline, the series is set to premiere in 2019 and follows the adventures of Kit, a young girl who is the next in line to become the Rocketeer, a legendary superhero with the ability to fly around using a rocket-powered jet pack.
“Armed with her cool new gear and secret identity, Kit is ready to take flight and save the day with her gadget-minded best friend, Tesh, and airplane-mechanic uncle, Ambrose, who join her on epic adventures.” Deadline reports.
“We are very excited to introduce ‘The Rocketeer’ to our young Disney Junior audience,” said Joe D’Ambrosia, the channel’s SVP Original Programming. “The vast storytelling found in the original comic books provides the perfect opportunity to create an exciting new adventure series told from a young girl superhero perspective that the whole family can enjoy together.”
The Rocketeer will feature a pair of 11-minute stories and include an original song.