The series will follow the adventures of the Skylanders team, a group of heroes with unique elemental skills and personalities who travel the Skylanders universe, protecting it from evil-doers and showing the next wave of Academy cadets how to do things the “Skylander way.”
Activision Blizzard launched its studio last year to create original content based on the company’s intellectual property, and Skylanders Academy is the first production by co-presidents of Activision Blizzard Studios Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk. The two-season Netflix partnership is part of Activision Blizzard’s strategy of enhancing its franchises and broadening their appeal.
Produced under the supervision of showrunner Eric Rogers, Skylanders Academy will feature the voices of Justin Long as Spyro; Ashley Tisdale as Eruptor; and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcar Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams, and Richard Horvitz.
Created by Toys for Bob, the $3 billion Skylanders franchise has sold through more than 250 million toys since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011, and earlier this month Activision revealed Skylanders Imaginators.