Confirming an earlier report made by Stitch Kingdom this past summer, Disney XD today confirmed it has ordered ‘Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero,’ an animated comedy adventure series that follows Penn Zero, a boy from the suburbs who inherits the coolest job ever — part-time hero and leader of a team of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day. Production is underway for a scheduled fall 2014 premiere. The announcement was made today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.
In ‘Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero,’ Penn’s destiny came knocking unexpectedly, but that doesn’t stop him from jumping head first into his hero duties, while juggling his normal life in Middleburg. Every day after school, Penn teams up with his sidekick Sashi and wise man Boone to fight the evil part-time villain Rippen and save another world. Together, they will tackle everything from outer space and the Old West, to lands of enchantment and the ultimate challenge — suburbia.
The series features a talented voice cast that includes Thomas Middleditch as Penn and Adam DeVine as Boone. Additional voice talent includes Tania Gunadi as Sashi, Alfred Molina as Rippen and Larry Wilmore as Principal Larry, who moonlights as Rippen’s part-time minion.