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Skylanders Academy Season 3 Debuts September 28

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While there’s still no news regarding any future console Skylanders games, the Netflix animated series Skylanders Academy is still going strong. Activision Blizzard Studios recently announced that season three will arrive on Netflix on September 28.

The new season brings in new showrunners. Creator Eric Rogers is stepping down, and will be replaced by Clayton Sakoda and Ian Weinreich (Mighty Med). They previously wrote several Skylanders Academy episodes, including the season two premiere.

Season three picks up where season 2’s bombshell cliffhanger ended (SPOILERS!). Spyro was transformed into Dark Spyro when Kaos unleashed a new villainous threat – his own father Strykore. The Skylanders must join forces with Kaos’ mother Kaossandra to combat this new threat. Kaos, meanwhile, becomes a pirate captain in the hopes of proving himself to his powerful father.

While Dark Spyro retains some of the personality of the series star, he’ll be voiced by a different actor: Jason Ritter, instead of Justin Long. The showrunners only tease about the return of the original Spyro.

One of the game’s primary NPCs, Captain Flynn, will finally join the cast in season three. Patrick Warburton and his iconic voice will reprise the role in the animated series. Crash Bandicoot will also return after his cameo appearance back in season one. Since former showrunner Rogers did the voice for season one, comedic actor Rhys Darby will voice Crash Bandicoot in season three.

Skylanders Academy proved so popular that the third season was announced before the second season even aired. I’ve watched several episodes (my daughter devoured the entire series). It’s well-produced and well-written, even if you don’t know your Cynders from your Spyros.

Skylanders Academy airs September 28 on Netflix. The first two season are currently streaming on Netflix. The series is rated TV-Y7.

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Skylanders Academy Season 2 Arrives on Netflix October 6

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We may not be getting a new Skylanders game this year, but we are getting at least one new form of Skylanders content. The Netflix original animated series, Skylanders Academy, returns with its second season on October 6.

Skylanders Academy is an animated series from Activision Blizzard Studios. It’s based on the world of the popular toys-to-life gaming series.

Skylanders Academy follows Spyro (Justin Long) and his friends, such as Eruptor (Jonathan Banks) and Stealth Elf (Ashley Tisdale) as they learn to become full-fledged Skylanders while thwarting the evil schemes of Kaos (Richard Steven Horvitz) and Glumshanks (Norm MacDonald).

Season two welcomes a new class to the Academy, including Cynder (Felicia Day) and Sprocket (Grey Griffin). Here’s the full description:

Spyro begins a search for information about his ancestors in order to harness and understand his special powers. Meanwhile, Kaos’ quest to bring evil rule to the Skylands realms accidentally unleashes a villain more powerful than anything Kaos or the Skylander warriors have ever faced. The Skylanders unite once more for the greatest showdown against evil yet – putting them all to the ultimate test!

Skylanders Academy season one is still streaming on Netflix. It nails the action-packed Saturday Morning Cartoon vibe really well, and features many heroes and villains from across all six Skylanders games.

Activision Blizzard Studios is a new film and television production company built to adapt the company’s gaming franchises to the big and small screen. Along with Skylanders Academy, a feature film based on Call of Duty is also currently in development.

Earlier this year while season two of Skylanders Academy was still firmly in production, Netflix ordered a third season. Season three will probably air fall of 2018.

The most recent Skylanders game, Skylanders Imaginators, launched last year. You can read our review here.

Skylanders Academy season 2 arrives on Netflix October 6.

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Netflix Series Skylanders Academy Renewed For Third Season

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Activision Blizzard announced that its Netflix original series Skylanders Academy will be getting a third season. Production will begin this month. Animation will continue to be created by French studio TeamTO.

“Activision Blizzard Studios celebrates the opportunity to bring another season of quality programming to families around the world,” said Activision Blizzard Studio Co-President Nick van Dyk. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Netflix on this iconic franchise.”

The announcement comes earlier than expected, as season two has yet to even air. The second season has been completed and is due to air later this year. Season two adds new character Cynder, a new cadet at the academy, voiced by Felicia Day. More voice talent coming in season two: Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, and Bobcat Goldthwait.

“Response to the show has been incredibly enthusiastic and we’ve taken a lot of creative inspiration from fans’ excitement,” said studio Co-President Stacey Sher. “We have a lot of fun in store for season three and are thrilled to give audiences even more of the characters they love.”

The first season of Skylanders Academy launched in the Fall of 2016. It stars Spyro (Justin Long), Stealth Elf (Ashley Tisdale), Eruptor (Jonathan Banks) and others as they learn how to be heroes at the titular Skylanders school.

The series is based on the multi-billion dollar toys-to-life Sklylanders franchise. Six main games have been released each year since 2011. The latest release was Skylanders Imaginators. You can read our review here.

Season three of Skylanders Academy will air sometime in 2018.

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Gaming With the Moms #70: Winning the Hearts of Stable Boys

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On the podcast this week Nicole makes the fateful decision. Which game will Stephen play for 24 hours straight? It’s for the Extra Life Marathon and it’s for charity, and he’s going to be streaming the whole time!

We also talk about the challenges of dealing with small kids when they get tired and cranky (or eat too many watermelon Pop Tarts), all the big video game news, and what we played. Take a listen!
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