Sep 14, 2017
Netflix has debuted the first footage from Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, the upcoming animated series that reimagines the 1970s action figure as teen hero Jake Armstrong.
Produced with Hasbro Studios, the series introduces Jake “Stretch” Armstrong as a teenage superhero who teams up with two friends (Nathan “Wingspan” Park and Ricardo “Omni-Mass” Perez) after they are exposed to experimental chemicals that give them amazing powers.
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters stars Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Stretch Armstrong, Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja) as Nathan Park/Wingspan and Ogie Banks (Ultimate Spider-Man) as Ricardo Perez/Omni-Mass.
Other cast members include Wil Wheaton (Teen Titans Go!, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Rook, Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural) as Erica, Keith David (Adventure Time, Rick and Morty) as Kane, Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) as Dr. C, and Walter Koenig (Star Trek) as Mr. Savic.
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters will also receive a tie-in comic book series written by Kevin Burke and Chris Wyatt, with art by Nikos Koutsis. “We’re so excited to bring Stretch Armstrong into comics with IDW,” Burke said. “Our teen superhero TV series is very much influenced by classic comics, so Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters having their own monthly print adventures feels like a perfect fit.” Along with writing the comic, Burke and Wyatt developed the Stretch Armstrong television revival alongside Victor Cook.
Debuting later this year on Netflix, Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters will be made up of 26 episodes.