The Rockeeter is coming to television in 2019.
Disney Jr. is working on the project based off of Dave Stevens’ comic books.
The animated series will follow Kit, a young girl who opens a surprise on her birthday revealing her destiny as the next Rocketeer.
In the series, a Rocketeer is looked at as a legendary superhero, equipped with a rocket-powered jet pack that gives the ability to fly. Disney Jr. says Kit, under a secret identity, will take on her new responsibility to save the day– accompanied by her gaget-minded best friend Tesh, and airplane mechanic uncle, Ambrose.
“We are very excited to introduce The Rocketeer to our young Disney Junior audience. The vast storytelling found in the original comic books provides the perfect opportunity to create an exciting new adventure series told from a young girl superhero perspective that the whole family can enjoy together.”
– Joe D’Ambrosia, Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Disney Jr.
Each episode of The Rocketeer will feature two 11-minute adventures.
It’s slated to premiere in 2019 on Disney Jr.