Sad news for fans of David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, as Disney have announced that there will be no further series of DuckTales.
“The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined characters for three seasons of 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts,” a Disney XD spokesperson said in a statement. “While physical production is wrapping, DuckTales continues to be available daily on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world and fans will get an epic season finale in 2021.”
The Emmy Award nominated show is on its third season and has just aired this year’s Christmas special in the USA and Canada. The news comes after cast and crew went above and beyond during the Coronavirus crisis to carry on recording from home to ensure fans got to see new episodes this year.
David Tennant stars as adventuring billionaire Scrooge McDuck in the reboot of the classic 1980s animated series. Co-starring Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as mischievous triplets Huey, Dewey and Louie, Kate Micucci as their fearless friend Webby, Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck, Toks Olagundoye as faithful housekeeper Mrs Beakley and Beck Bennett as inept pilot Launchpad McQuack, the series sees the Duck family embarking on globe-trotting adventures and treasure hunts, and uncovering family secrets along the way.