Well, consider the unfortunate news confirmed. I spoke with Public Relations at The Hub, and they have confirmed that G.I. Joe: Renegades will cease airing original episodes after the summer. They have declared the series “On Hiatus” in anticipation of the upcoming film sequel.
This sounds remarkably similar to the situation with Transformers: Animated after the third season, as it was phased out in favor for a style closer to the live action Transformers films. Considering how much stronger fan support Renegades seem to generate, especially when compared to the Rise of Cobra film, this is a disappointing turn of events, to say the least.
Let’s all hope that the next live action film franchise is closer to the spirit of A Real American Hero than the previous film was, so the animation doesn’t potentially suffer for it. The entire text of the communication from The Hub is below.
“…we’re very pleased with the performance of G.I. JOE RENEGADES on The Hub. The series will go on hiatus at the end of season one while the second installment of the G.I. Joe movie franchise is being produced so Hasbro and Hasbro Studios can ensure the creative and storyline continuity that fans of the films and the series expect. We’ll have original episodes into the summer and we envision resuming new animation following the movie.”
I do thank PR at The Hub for their quick confirmation, though I do wish the news was better, for sure. Regardless of the future of G.I. Joe: Renegades, you can count on GeneralsJoes to continue updating the episode guide, spreading the news, and enjoying the hell out of G.I. Joe: Renegades while it lasts.
Yo Joe, I guess.