Skylanders Academy, the first production for the newly created Activision Blizzard Studio which will specialize in Film and TV productions, has found a home on Netflix. Activision announced the partnership today for a 2 season deal with the streaming service which will release the first season in Fall 2016.
“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 favourite 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 new show will focus on a Skylander Team, each featuring unique elemental skills and personalities, who will be tasked with protecting the Skylands from evil-doers and while showing the next wave of Academy cadets how to do things the “Skylander way.”
“‘Skylanders Academy’ gives us the opportunity to approach narrative storytelling with the same level of quality and excellence that millions of Skylanders fans have come to expect from the game,” said Activision Blizzard Studios Co-President Stacey Sher. “We’re inspired by our fans’ excitement for these characters and have worked hard to bring these characters to life with stories our fans will love.”
Skylanders Academy will be produced under the supervision of showrunner Eric Rogers (“Futurama”), and feature the talents of Justin Long (Tusk, Waiting…) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (Phineas and Ferb, High School Musical) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Batman Arkham Knight) as Eruptor.