Disney XD has given an early second-season renewal to MECH-X4, its live-action sci-fi adventure series, ahead of the Season 1 premiere.
The first season will debut in two episodes simulcast Saturday, November 12 at 8 PM EDT, on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Beginning Friday, October 28, a preview episode debuts on multiple digital platforms. Production for the second season of MECH-X4 begins this month.
MECH-X4 stars newcomer Nathaniel Potvin as Ryan Walker, a freshman at Bay City High who discovers he is a “technopath” with the extraordinary ability to control technology with his mind. His superpower mysteriously awakens a 150-foot robot known as MECH-X4, and Ryan can command its every move. When another monster suddenly begins to attack Bay City High, Ryan recruits his two best friends and older brother to help him operate the robot’s high-tech defense system while he pilots MECH-X4. This team of unlikely heroes quickly must learn to work together under dire circumstances in order to save their school — and ultimately the world.
Also starring are Raymond Cham (Teen Beach 2) as Ryan’s older brother Mark, the team’s mechanic; Kamran Lucas (Girl Meets World) as Ryan’s friend Harris, who operates MECH-X4’s defense systems; and Pearce Joza (Lab Rats) as Ryan’s friend Spyder, who controls the robot’s weapons. Alyssa Jirrels (Girl Meets World) will be featured in Season 1 and will join the cast as a series regular in Season 2.
“The creative vision for the series has been clear from the get-go,” said Adam Bonnett, EVP Original Programming at Disney Channels Worldwide. “We’re excited to launch this new genre of epic action-adventure storytelling that will undoubtedly be a water-cooler show for kids. This is the first live-action series for Disney XD that stars a 150-foot giant robot.”
MECH-X4 was created by executive producer Steve Marmel. Anupam Nigam and Brian Hamilton also serve as executive producers. Zach Lipovsky directed the pilot and is a co-executive producer for Season 1. He’s also directing the first episode of the second season and is returning as EP. MECH-X4 is a production of Bay City Productions, Ltd., a subsidiary of Omnifilm Entertainment, Ltd.
Check out the promo clip above.