If you’ve ever played Skylanders you know that the best part is seeing the characters interact with each other and watching the worlds come to life. Now the hugely popular Activision Blizzard game franchise is taking their characters to the next level with a new Netflix original animated kids series called Skylanders Academy.
The show will follow the adventures of Skylanders best-loved characters Spyro, Eruptor, Stealth Elf, Jet-Vac, and Pop Fizz as they travel the vast Skylands universe. We’ve even got a synopsis for ya:
As darkness begins to threaten the balance of peace in the Skylands, Master Eon is forced to assemble a ragtag group of heroes to protect the universe from evil-doers Kaos and the Doom Raiders. Using their unique blend of personalities and elemental-based super powers, Spyro and his fellow Skylanders are called upon to set aside egos as they come together to maintain harmony and balance in the land.
As if seeing Stealth Elf on screen wasn’t awesome enough, the voice cast for the show is spectacular. It’s like a rundown of all your favorite actors coming together for multi-play. Justin Long takes the helm as Spyro along with High School Musical alum Ashley Tisdale. Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks voices Eruptor while SNL fave Norm MacDonald chimes in as Glumshanks.
Along with that already awesome roster of talent are even more talented actors lending their voices to the show including Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Bobcat Goldthwait, The Diamond Minecart, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Harland Williams and more.
Led by showrunner Eric Rogers who previously worked on Futurama, the show will launch exclusively on Netflix starting October 28, with a second season already in the works for late next year.
Which Skylanders character are you excited to see come to life? I can’t wait to see Stealth Elf in action. Let us know your fave in the comments!