Hasbro is flexing its classic brand muscles with new original animated series Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters set to premiere on Netflix worldwide later this year. Produced by Hasbro Studios, the 26-episode series reinvents the 1976 toy sensation as a teen superhero, and features a super cast of pedigreed voice actors and TV icons.
The humorous and action-packed stories will follow high school student Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez who are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their seemingly normal lives, transforming them into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures under the monikers Stretch, Wingspan and Omni-Mass.
Leading the voice cast are Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Stretch, Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja) as Wingspan and Ogie Banks (Ultimate Spider-Man as Omni-Mass, starring with Wil Wheaton as Rook, Felicia Day as Erika, Keith David (Adventure Time, Rick and Morty) as Kane, Kate Mulgrew as Dr. C and Walter Koenig as Mr. Savic.
“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,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Hasbro Inc. “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 is developed for television by executive producer and supervising director Victor Cook (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and executive producers/story editors/head writers Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Ultimate Spider-Man, Napoleon Dynamite) and Kevin Burke (Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble).