On July the 31st, Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced the upcoming launch of its brand-new series, Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters. The original series from Hasbro Studios will stream on Netflix. The teenage superhero animated series will allow viewers to step back in time and relive the nostalgia of the iconic Stretch Armstrong. Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters will deliver a kids adventure that is relatable and humorous.
It will feature a diverse cast of characters, with high school student Jake Armstrong leading the pack. Jake and his two friends, Ricardo Perez and Nathan Park, were exposed to an experimental chemical that will change their lives forever. The unlikely heroes will set out on various adventures while protecting the world from their enemies.
Stretch Armstrong is the first Hasbro brand to receive an original series. The company’s Executive Vice President, Stephen Davis, admits they’ve been waiting for just the right moment to re-imagine and reintroduce the Stretch Armstrong character to audiences. He also spoke highly of Netflix saying “they have been a tremendous partner”.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest television and film stars will lend their voices to the animated series.
- Stretch – Scott Menville
- Nathan Park – Steven Yeun
- Ricardo Perez – Ogie Banks
- Rook – Wil Wheaton
- Erika – Felicia Day
- Kane – Keith David
- Dr. C – Kate Mulgrew
- Mr. Savic – Walter Koenig
When originally introduced to the public in 1976, Stretch Armstrong was the ultimate toy and the character become a major hit. Netflix and Hasbro will provide the audience with a whole new generation of Stretch and the gang. Netflix members will gain access to 26 episodes of Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters in late 2017. The series has been developed for television by Victor Cook, Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Kevin Burke.
These individuals have worked on Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Ultimate Spider-Man, Napoleon Dynamite, and Avengers Assemble. For additional details, be sure to check out Hasbro’s press release here.