G.I. Joe: Renegades

G.I. Joe: Renegades
Genre Action
Created by Whitney Champion
Matt Meeks
Based on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Marvel Comics) by Larry Hama
Developed by Henry Gilroy
Marty Isenberg
Jeff Kline
Voices of Charlie Adler
Clancy Brown
Natalia Cigliuti
Nika Futterman
Matthew Yang King
Jason Marsden
Johnny Messner
Khary Payton
Kevin Michael Richardson
Charlie Schlatter
Tatyana Yassukovich
Narrated by David Kaye
Opening theme Starr Parodi
Jeff Eden Fair
Composer(s) Starr Parodi
Jeff Eden Fair
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Jeff Kline
Producer(s) Phil S. Crain
Therese Trujillo
Running time approx. 21 minutes
Production company(s) Darby Pop Productions
Hasbro Studios
Original network The Hub
Original release November 26, 2010 (2010-11-26) – July 23, 2011 (2011-07-23)

G.I. Joe: Renegades is an American animated television series based on the G.I. Joe toy franchise. The series aired on The Hub from November 26, 2010 to July 23, 2011. The series aired on Teletoon in Canada.

The series was available for instant streaming through Netflix from April 5, 2012 up until February 2015. DVD and Blu-ray releases by Shout! Factory came out in 2013.[1]


A group of young Joes are forced to become fugitives after a spy mission goes horribly wrong that involves the explosion of Cobra Industries' Pharmaceuticals. Now branded as renegades by the media for crimes they didn't commit, they're forced to fight. Pursued by the military and Cobra mercenaries, they must use all their skills to prove their innocence and to expose the true face of Cobra Industries and its mysterious leader, Adam DeCobray.

According to the recent "Hub Exclusive" TV broadcast promoting this series and Transformers: Prime, homages to The A-Team are used in the background of this incarnation of the characters. Most notable is that Roadblock is stated to parallel B.A. Baracus in size and mechanical aptitude, and Flint is formally an actual officer rather than a warrant officer and is specifically the officer assigned to arrest the "Renegades", akin to Colonel Lynch of the A-Team series. Also, Lady Jaye is sympathetic to her longtime friend Duke and provides covert support for him and the Renegades, much like Captain Charissa Sosa in the A-Team film and Amy Allen in the 1980s TV series.

Opening narration

After two episodes, the series' intro is narrated by David Kaye:

Accused of a crime they didn't commit, a ragtag band of fugitives fights a covert battle to clear their names and expose the insidious enemy that is... Cobra. Some call them outlaws. Some call them heroes. But these determined men and women think of themselves only as "Ordinary Joes". And this is their story.


The Renegades


The Falcons are a group of military officers sent by General Abernathy to bring in the G.I. Joe team.

Cobra Industries

Other characters



Hasbro produced a 26 episode first season of G.I. Joe: Renegades which finished airing on July 23, 2011.


Main cast

Additional voices



G.I. Joe: Renegades finished its first season original broadcast with episode "Revelations - Part 2" on July 23, 2011. The series went on hiatus status according to Hub PR department,[4] with no news of renewal for a second season in July 2011.[5] On January 26, 2012 when asked when viewers would see a second season, Henry Gilroy said, "Actually, you're probably not going to."[6][7]

International release

Country / Region Channel Premiere Title
 United States The Hub November 26, 2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades
 Canada Teletoon[8] January 9, 2011
 Hungary Megamax April 18, 2011 G. I. Joe: Renegátok
 Poland teleTOON+ October 1, 2011 G.I. Joe: Renegaci
 Portugal Panda Biggs March 3, 2012 G.I. Joe: Renegades
 Italy Italia 1 November 24, 2012 G.I. Joe: Renegades

Home video release

On June 5, 2012, Shout! Factory released "G.I. Joe: Renegades - Season 1, Volume 1" on DVD.[9] "G.I. Joe: Renegades - Season 1, Volume 2" was released on DVD on September 25, 2012; the entire season was released on Blu-ray Disc at that time, as well.[1]

In other media

Comic books

As adaptations of episodes of the TV series, IDW Publishing published four comic books under the name of G.I. Joe: Renegades. The comic books were released out of order. Each comic book is 104 pages long.


Action figures of Duke, Ripcord, Scarlett, Snake Eyes and Tunnel Rat were released in 2011, based on the characters from G.I. Joe: Renegades, with the additional action figures of Law & Order and Airtight. Renegades versions of Cobra Commander, Cobra Trooper, Firefly and Storm Shadow were also released as action figures in 2011. All action figures were branded as part of the 30th Anniversary line.[14]



The Transformers: Prime/G.I. Joe Renegades block of special programming on Friday from 3:30 p.m.–7 p.m. generated significant gains audience versus the previous week among households and key demographics: HH (+111%, 97,000), Persons 2+ (+133%, 142,000), Kids 2-11 (+130%, 62,000), Kids 6-11 (+78%, 32,000), Adults 18-49 (+117%, 50,000) and Women 18-49 (+120%, 11,000).

Bill Gorman[15]


  1. 1 2 Lambert, David (June 8, 2012). "G.I. Joe: Renegades - Announcement: 'Season 1, Volume 2' DVD and Complete 'Season 1' Blu-ray". TV Shows on DVD. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  2. "G.I. Joe Renegades Episodes - G.I. Joe Renegades Full Episode Guides from Season 1 on The Hub". TV Guide. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  3. 1 2 3 "Interview with Michael Bell". Moonbase2.libsyn.com. December 8, 2009. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  4. ""G.I. Joe: Renegades" confirmed "On Hiatus" after a Single Season". Generals Joes. March 24, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  5. "The Hub Unveils 2011–12 Program Schedule". TV by the Numbers. March 24, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  6. "G.I. Joe: Renegades writer Henry Gilroy reveals tidbits about the animated series". Generals Joes. January 26, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  7. "No G.I. Joe programming on The Hub through early 2013 | Generals Joes - A blog about the importance (or unimportance) of little plastic men". Generals Joes. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  9. Sarto, Dan (April 29, 2012). "G.I. Joe: Renegades Season 1, Volume 1 On DVD June 5". Animation World Network. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  10. G.I. Joe Animated: Renegades Volume 1 (G.I. Joe Animated (Idw)) [Paperback]. Amazon.com. ISBN 1600108350.
  11. G.I. Joe Animated: Renegades Volume 2 (G.I. Joe Animated (Idw)) [Paperback]. Amazon.com. ISBN 1600108377.
  12. G.I. Joe Animated: Renegades Volume 3 (G.I. Joe Animated (Idw)) [Paperback]. Amazon.com. ISBN 1600108822.
  13. G.I. Joe Animated: Renegades Volume 4 (G.I. Joe Animated (Idw)) [Paperback]. Amazon.com. ISBN 1600108830.
  14. "3 3/4" Figures | YoJoe.com: Dedicated to the G.I.Joe of the 80's, 90's and beyond!". YoJoe.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  15. Gorman, Bill (December 1, 2012). "The Hub Delivers Ratings Increases with Holiday Programming, Including Transformers: Prime and G.I. Joe Renegades". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
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