Man of Action Entertainment, the studio behind global hit Ben 10, has entered into a development deal with Dentsu Entertainment USA to create, write, and executive produce a brand-new 26-episode toon based on Capcom’s iconic video game franchise Mega Man.
With Dentsu (LBX, Yo-Kai Watch) now holding worldwide broadcast and licensing rights, the re-imagined action-comedy series featuring the eponymous blue robot hero is expected to launch in 2017 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the property.
Mega Man last graced TV screens in the ’90s as a Japanese/American production from Capcom and Ruby-Spears Productions.
The first Mega Man video games from Capcom launched in 1987. More than 130 versions followed with unit sales exceeding 30 million worldwide. A Mega Man licensing program soon followed.
Founded by creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, Man of Action previously produced and wrote Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble for Disney XD, and created the popular Marvel comic book IP Big Hero Six.