Considering October is fast approaching, I was starting to wonder a bit about when we’d start hearing more official news about the Hub in general, and G.I. Joe: Renegades specifically. Turns out that time is now.
During an advertiser upfront, the Hub officially announced their initial slate of animated programming, including G.I. Joe: Renegades, and MediaWeek.com even debuted a shot of Duke that we all saw at the Convention in Providence 2 weeks ago. A pity it’s so small.
Information about G.I. Joe: Renegades is as follows:
“G.I. Joe Renegades” (Hub Original Series)
This action-packed animated series goes back to basics with the origins of G.I. JOE, the world’s most elite fighting force, and their evil nemesis, the Cobra organization. Witness the emergence of the heroic G.I. JOE team as a cadre of highly-trained specialists who are forced to band together to prevent the nefarious forces of Cobra from achieving global domination. Produced by Hasbro Studios.”
Current hypothesis is that Cobra is a large, worldwide organization, and the G.I. Joe team is on the run. Promising lots of cameos, adult-themed plots and action, G.I. Joe: Renegades could potentially be the animated series that the fans have been waiting for, which will please us, but also be approachable to the kids.
The Hub is slated to launch October 10th, 2010, and one would imagine G.I. Joe: Renegades would launch alongside the channel’s debut. For a full transcript of the Press Release with all of the gory details click the “Read the rest of this entry” link below, or find it right here.