Gamesmakers Activision Blizzard have partnered with Netflix to develop a new series based on its popular Skylanders franchise which will premiere in Fall 2016.
Skylanders Academy follows the heroic adventures of the Skylanders, a group of heroes with unique elemental skills and personalities who travel the vast universe protecting it from evil-doers.
“Over the last five years, millions of families around the world have welcomed Skylanders characters into their homes. Now, they’ll be able to watch their favorite characters come to life on Netflix,” said Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard.
“We couldn’t have found a better home for ‘Skylanders Academy’ and look forward to sharing our extraordinary characters with Netflix audiences around the world.”
The series is produced by Activision Blizzard, a new studio launched last year to create original content based on the company’s intellectual property.
Produced by showrunner Eric Rogers (“Futurama”), Skylanders Academy features the voices of Justin Long (“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Ask Me Anything”) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (“Phineas and Ferb,” “High School Musical”) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald (“Saturday Night Live”) as Glumshanks.