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.