Disney XD is ending two of its live-action comedy series, Lab Rats and Mighty Med, while extending both franchises with a new spin-off series that brings together some of the main characters from both shows. The network has given a straight-to-series order for Lab Rats: Elite Force, which will feature Lab Rats' Billy Unger (now known as William Brent) and Kelli Berglund reprising their roles as Chase and Bree, and Mighty Med‘s Bradley Steven Perry (Kaz), Jake Short (Oliver) and Paris Berelc (Skylar). Production began in October of 2015. The series first aired on March 2, 2016.
“Disney XD is bringing together some of its most popular stars to assemble a super-sized series that will appeal to fans of both shows,” said Adam Bonnett, EVP, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide.
In October 2016, both Bryan Moore and Kelli Berglund stated that the show would not be returning for a second season. A fan petition was started two months earlier and has reached the 2,000 signature milestone as of September 25, 2018; close to two years after the series finale aired.
Lab Rats: Elite Force is set in a bustling metropolis after the Mighty Med hospital is destroyed by a band of unknown super-villains. After Adam and Leo volunteer to oversee the students at Davenport’s Bionic Academy, Kaz, Oliver and Skylar join forces with Chase and Bree to form a powerful elite force that combines bionic heroes and superheroes. Together, they vow to track down the villains and keep the world safe.
- Bradley Steven Perry as Kaz
- William Brent as Chase Davenport
- Jake Short as Oliver
- Paris Berelc as Skylar Storm
- Kelli Berglund as Bree Davenport
- Hal Sparks as Donald Davenport
- Jeremy Kent Jackson as Douglas Davenport
- Booboo Stewart as Roman
- Ryan Potter as Riker
- Elisha Henig as AJ