Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Hasbro's upcoming animated series Stretch Armstrong and the Freedom Fighters. The series was inspired by the classic stretchable action figure from the late 70's-early 80's. I had one of the toys when I was a kid, and although the first part of the trailer touches on that classic toy, this series is going to be something very different. It's a series that looks like it could be fun for the kids. Watch the trailer and you'll see what I mean.
The story follows a high school student named Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez and they are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their lives. They are transformed into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures.
Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Hasbro Inc. had this to say in a statement:
“Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters is the first Hasbro brand to receive a Netflix original series order. We have been waiting for just the right moment to re-imagine Stretch for a new audience and our friends at Netflix got it right away; they have been a tremendous partner. We have hit a superhero sweet spot, and with Netflix’s global reach, kids across the world will fall in love with its fun characters and action-packed storyline.”
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters will feature some great voice talent that includes Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Jake Armstrong/Stretch, Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja) as Nathan Park/Wingspan, Ogie Banks (Ultimate Spider-Man) as Ricardo Perez / Omni-Mass, Wil Wheaton (Teen Titans Go!, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Rook, Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural) as Erika, Keith David (Adventure Time, Rick and Morty) as Kane, Kate Mulgrew (Orange Is the New Black, Star Trek: Voyager) asDr. C, and Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon 5) as Mr. Savic.
The series will consist of 26 episodes and will debut in late 2017. Does it look like something you might want to watch?