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Comedy Central Orders ‘Golden Axe’ Animated Series

Mike McMahan (‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’, ‘Solar Opposites’) co-writes/executive produces the homage to the popular 1989 Sega video game; all-star voice cast includes Matthew Rhys, Danny Pudi, Lisa Gilroy, Liam McIntyre and Carl Tart.

Today, Comedy Central announced it has ordered 10 episodes of a new animated series, Golden Axe, based on the popular Sega video game series. Mike McMahan (Star Trek: Lower Decks, Solar Opposites) and Joe Chandler (American Dad!) will co-write Episode 1 and executive produce the series, with Chandler serving as showrunner. CBS Studios produces the series in association with Sony Pictures Television and Original Film.

The animated comedy, a homage to Sega's 1989 video game, follows veteran warriors Ax Battler, Tyris Flare, and Gilius Thunderhead as they once again battle to save Yuria from the evil giant Death Adder, who just won't seem to stay dead. Fortunately, this time, they have the inexperienced and underprepared Hampton Squib on their side.

Emmy award winner Matthew Rhys (The Americans, Perry Mason) voices Gilius Thunderhead, a grumpy battle dwarf with exceptionally poor hygiene and a chip on his shoulder. Danny Pudi (Mythic Quest, Community) voices Hampton Squib, a naive, inexperienced first-time adventurer who has dreamt of questing his entire life. Lisa Gilroy (Jury Duty, Interior Chinatown) is Tyris Flare, a fearsome battle sorceress, deadly in a fight and even deadlier with her sharp wit. Liam McIntyre (Spartacus, The Flash) is Ax Battler, a barbarian warrior with a strict code of honor and a sweet golden retriever demeanor. Carl Tart (Grand Crew, Star Trek: Lower Decks) is Chronos “Evil” Lait, originally from Golden Axe III, a 100% badass humanoid panther. Fans can look forward to plenty of cameos from the world of “Golden Axe.”

Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. president/CEO Haruki Satomi, Sega Corporation president/COO Shuji Utsumi, and Toru Nakahara (Sonic the Hedgehog, Knuckles, Streets of Rage) serve as executive producers alongside Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Toby Ascher of Original Film. Titmouse (Big Mouth) serves as the animation studio for the series, with Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, and Ben Kalina serving as executive producers.

No release date was announced.

Source: Comedy Central

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