May 7, 2015
By Kimberly Nordyke
Disney XD has greenlighted a new animated series from Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.
The new series, Mikey Murphy’s Law, centers on the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake and is set for a 2017 premiere. Povenmire and Marsh are the creators and executive producers and will be joined by several Phineas and Ferb colleagues, including producer and director Robert F. Hughes, story editor Scott Peterson and staff writers Joshua Pruett, Dani Vetere and Martin Olson.
At the same time, Disney XD is planning a 73-hour Phineas and Ferb marathon, starting at 8 p.m. June 9, featuring every episode of the show and ending with a new hourlong episode titled Last Day of Summer. The episode, airing at 9 p.m. June 12 on both Disney XD and Disney Channel, is being called “the ultimate story capper.”
In addition, a new standalone hourlong special, The O.W.C.A. Files, which focuses on the organization’s best secret agent, Agent P (also known as Perry the Platypus), and his fellow animal agents, will premiere in the fall on Disney XD.
The team wrapped production on the Emmy-winning Phineas and Ferb after 126 episodes, five one-hour specials and an original movie, but the series will continue to air daily on Disney XD following the marathon.
“Dan and Swampy are two of the most respected and proven show creators in the animation series business,” said Marc Buhaj, senior vp programming and general manager at Disney XD, who made the announcement along with Eric Coleman, senior vp at Disney Television Animation. “They are incredibly gifted storytellers who have a track record of creating smart, original and relatable characters that are universally appealing to both kids and families. It’s a coup for Disney XD to continue working with this talented duo on their latest creation Mikey Murphy’s Law. We’re looking forward to another great creative partnership.”