by: Chris Eaton source: Generaljoes.com
Well, that was quick.
The Hub has only been on the air for little under six months. Hasbro’s cable channel started on shaky grounds when the two shows that they claimed to be the flagships of their network, G.I. Joe: Renegades and Transformers: Prime, didn’t officially debut till a few months after the launch. Since then, The Hub has gained some attention, but the aforementioned shows clearly weren’t what many people were hoping for. Now it seems that Renegades is already going away, just a few months into its run. Generaljoes.com contacted The Hub about the status of the series, and this is what the network had to say:
“…we’re very pleased with the performance of G.I. Joe: Renegades on The Hub. The series will go on hiatus at the end of season one while the second installment of the G.I. Joe movie franchise is being produced so Hasbro and Hasbro Studios can ensure the creative and storyline continuity that fans of the films and the series expect. We’ll have original episodes into the summer and we envision resuming new animation following the movie.”
Officially, the show is on hiatus. But we can roughly translate that into dead.
If you feel otherwise, let’s remember that Samurai Jack is on hiatus. It’s been how long since that show last aired? Also, once production on an animated series ceases, everyone kinda moves on to other things. It’s almost impossible – and I say almost, because Family Guy and Futurama managed – to get back the core creative group behind an animated series after a lapse. I guess that new Scrabble show that The Hub is gearing up for is more important. Then again, I haven’t seen Renegades. I’ve heard it’s decent story-wise, but that animation leaves a bad taste in my mouth no matter how many minutes I see of it online.