RUMOR ALERT – G.I. Joe: Renegades follow up in the works?

Put this firmly in the rumor mill category at the moment, but as we’ve been discussing throughout the day, Rich from ARealAmericanHero.com is reporting that a “very trusted source” has confided to him that a follow up for the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series is currently in the works.

The full text of the article is below:

“Great news Renegades fans! We’ve received word from a trusted source that a follow-up to the Hub’s G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series is in the works. While we can’t confirm if the season/series is in preliminary discussions or in development, we can verify aspirations to establish the new season/series as a continuation to the first season of Renegades and the plan to continue using Clément Sauvé’s animation style. Despite some reports that Renegades underperformed, our source (who our twitter friend @twitzilleris jokingly referring to as Deep-Six Throat) says Renegades actually did quite well.

Coincidentally, we see some possible similarities with the transitions of Renegades and the second season of the A Real American Hero animated series. If you recall, the first season of A Real American Hero centered around Duke and Scarlet as the lead characters, while season two shifted focus bringing Flint and Lady Jaye to the forefront. Could this changing of the guard be reprised 30 years later? While it’s only a hypothetical scenario, it is an interesting possibility since Hasbro claims to have putRenegades on hiatus to explore ways to continue the G.I. Joe: Retaliation story through animation. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.”

As I said, this must be considered very deep in rumor territory, but I do know from various conversations I’ve had with cast members that ratings were indeed very good and the feeling among folks at The Hub was that the series was a raging success.  News of its cancellation (which came to most folks before the series had even aired) was a great shock, and knowing the solid foundation they had in place, this news does not necessarily surprise me.

Normally I wouldn’t post something like this that was in such rumor territory, but I do trust Rich, and based on my own personal conversations with some folks involved in the series, it’s quite possible this is back on the table.

Granted, if the first steps are just being taken now, we likely won’t have any kind of product until 2013 at the earliest, but it’s nice to know that there might be the beginnings of something here.  Let’s all cross our fingers.  Thanks to Rich from ARealAmericanHero.com for relaying this intel.  That is, of course, if this rumor pans out.  Time will tell.

  • Revsears

    fingers crossed and facebook page liked !

  • M6D

    Good to hear.

    Now when can we get season one on DVD?

  • Ndb

    Woohoo! Im very, very hopeful on this idea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dawnelldo Dawnell Bouknight

    Please let this be true!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gqwonderful Adam Webster

    I don’t know how to express just how happy I will be if this turns out to be true. It’s silly that I’m giddy about a cartoon, but there has NEVER been a Joe toon this good.

  • Deliman1000

    Oh man this is such great news!! And such a great time to be a Joe fan! I manage a deli in Dallas and had a big group of kids in the other day that were playing with a toy, and I said to them, “You guys need to get some GI JOEs!” One of the kids said he loved GI Joe, and I was like “YES!” Very encouraging…..I told him about the new movie and the toys to come in May. Hope he can get his friends in on his love for Joes too! Renegades Season 2 baby!

  • Scott

    Awesome.

  • Dusty Ayers

    Just the thought of a season 2 of Renegades has made my week. I really hope that this rumor pans out.

    Renegades!!!!!!

  • Ben

    May just be a comic book.

  • III-III

    “says Renegades actually did quite well”

    Ratings proof anyone?

    The Real American Hero animated series only lasted for 2 seasons… then it was cancelled… fans of that series don’t like bring that up at all. Rumors of what people want to hear will make anyone happy.

    And there’s enough G.I. Joe comic books.