With The Amazing Spider-Man movie set to hit theaters next month, it’s no surprise that Disney XD has ordered a second season of their current Spidey TV series, Ultimate Spider-Man.
The animated show is loosely based on the comic book series of the same name. A year after Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man, Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., offers him a chance to train with him, become the Ultimate Spider-Man, and join a team of superheroes.
There’s no word on how many installments have been ordered for season two or when they’ll air but nine of the 26 first season episodes have aired so far this year.
Here’s the press release:
DISNEY XD’S #1 ANIMATED SERIES “ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN” SWINGS TO A SECOND SEASON ON MARVEL UNIVERSE PROGRAMMING BLOCK
A second season of Marvel’s #1 animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man,” the launch series of the Marvel Universe programming block, has been ordered by Disney XD, it was announced today by David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD Worldwide. The debut series from Marvel Television premiered in April 2012 and to date, has more than doubled its delivery in Total Viewers, Boys 6-14, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11. Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” follows the action packed adventures of New York’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man who joins S.H.I.E.L.D.’s exclusive training program alongside four other teens to learn what it takes to become the ultimate Super Heroes.