Disney XD creates a modern day Batman Beyond with the Tron franchise and can’t find any viewers.
Ladies and Gentlemen! Programs and Users!
It’s no secret that “Old Media” companies are still finding it hard to find their audiences with their programming, but when one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world can’t find a place to put one of the strongest animated programs produced in recent memory, it’s time to start expanding your options.
The show is filled with great characters, an Aeon Flux-like design and a soundtrack that utilizes the score from Legacy in a new and unique way. Nearing the end of it’s first season, the series explores themes of betrayal, subjugation, responsibility and what real power is all while introducing some sweet tech into the Tron universe.
Tron: Uprising employs a star studded cast featuring Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen and more in an epic fight for Argon City. Even alumni of the film series provide the voices of their characters like Bruce Boxleitner and Olivia Wilde, giving the series more ground as canon. The story takes place between the flashback sequence from 2011′s Tron: Legacy and modern day, exclusively on the Grid. Bruce Boxleitner returns in the title role of the security program Tron in an effort to find a protege to help aid in the fight against Clu. The show isn’t afraid of showing the programs of Argon getting derezzed and some say that it’s too “adult” for Disney XD.
I’m a big fan of the Tron franchise and I think it’s stupid of Disney to limit how the fanbase can partake in the world of the Grid. Back in June, Disney premiered the prologue episode on YouTube, which made me think that the show was going to have a strong digital presence. Unfortunately due to Disney’s convoluted website design, it’s nearly impossible to find a “legit” stream link.
Due to the series being placed at midnight on Sunday nights, the show is having trouble maintaining a regular television audience.
Tron: Uprising is going to be cancelled if the viewership doesn’t improve within the next two episodes.
With the Revolution-laden theme throughout the message of the show, it’s time to take action and show Disney that their ignorance of the digital medium won’t take another excellent television show off the air.
Are you a fan of the Tron franchise? What are some of your favorite shows that have been cancelled prematurely?
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