The world of Tron will soon have a new hero, one with the voice of a hobbit.

Disney has released the first trailer for Tron: Uprising, an animated prequel to Tron: Legacy. Uprising is a ten part series, and will air on the Disney XD channel. Unfortunately, the show doesn’t start for more than a year, making this trailer a teaser in more ways than one.

There aren’t many plot details in the trailer itself other than the fact that Tron is looking for a student/successor. However, previously released details about the series shed a little more light on what’s going on. The show is set after Clu rebels against Flynn and takes over the grid, but before Sam arrives in Tron: Legacy. The protagonist of the show is a program called Beck, who Tron takes under his wing. Beck eventually pulls a Dread Pirate Roberts and takes on his mantle of Tron, pitting him against the show’s villain, the oppressive General Tesler.

Uprising has a rather high profile voice cast. Elijah Wood, who played Frodo in the Lord of the Rings movies, will play Beck, and veteran sci-fi actor Lance Henriksen will play Tesler. Mandy Moore, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Paul Reubens will also voice characters, and Bruce Boxleitner will reprise his role as Tron.

Tron: Uprising is scheduled to begin sometime in Summer 2012.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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