Activision’s Skylanders Academy TV show has found a home on none other than Netflix, it was announced earlier today. The new animated series starring the same characters featured the multi-billion dollar Skylanders toys-to-life video game franchise will debut as a Netflix original series this fall with a second season ordered as well.
The premise behind Skylanders Academy follows a team of veteran Skylanders characters charged with helping train a new crop of cadets at the show’s namesake. Expect trouble to arise and Kaos, the wannabe foil of tranquility in Skylands, leading the evil charge.
Headlining Skylanders Academy are Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks. Spyro, Eruptor, and the lower half of Stealth Elf are pictured in a screen grab from the series above. Also lending their vocal talents are YouTuber? The Diamond Minecart, Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey, Metallica’s James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams, and Kaos himself, Richard Horvitz. Noticeably absent is Dan Hagen, the voice behind Master Eon in the video games.
Activision Blizzard Studios co-presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk are executive producing the series with Emmy award-winning producer Sander Schwartz (The Batman, The Aquabats! Super Show! and Justice League: The New Frontier). TeamTO studio in France are handling the animated duties.
The premiere date of Skylanders Academy on Netflix will likely loosely coincide with the October debut of Skylanders Imaginators on numerous gaming platforms.