Animated series Skylanders Academy’s Premiere Set For Oct. 28


Activision announced in June that Skylanders Academy, the animated show based on its popular toys-to-life game series, will debut on Netflix this fall. A specific premiere date was shared today.

The series is set to go live next month on Oct. 28. A second series is already planned for late 2017.

Intended for kids of all ages, Skylanders Academy centers on a ragtag group of heroes called upon to use their elemental powers to defend the universe from evildoers.

Futurama’s Eric Rogers is the series’ showrunner, while the voice talent includes Justin Long (DodgeBall) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live) as Glumshanks.

“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,” the blurb reads. “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.”

Skylanders Academy represents the first TV or film project produced in house by Activision Blizzard Studios; a Call of Duty movie is also in the works.

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