Golden Axe

Golden Axe Animated Series Greenlit For 10 Episodes By Comedy Central

The video game adaptations keep on coming as a 10-episode animated series based on Golden Axe has been greenlit at Comedy Central, according to Variety.

The Golden Axe series based on the classic 1989 Sega title will helmed by the series co-creators Mike McMahan (Star Trek: Lower Decks / Solar Opposites) and Joe Chandler (American Dad) who will work together to co-write the first episode with Chandler serving as the showrunner.

The series will be worked on by animation studio Titmouse with CBS Studios’ CBS Eye Animation, Sony Pictures Television, and Original Film, serving as producing roles in the project. McMahan and Chandler will also serve as executive producers alongside President and CEO of Sega Sammy Holdings CEO and president, Haruki Satomi, Sega Corporation present and COO Shuji Utsumi, and Sega’s Toru Nakahara. plus as well as Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Toby Ascher of Original Film.

The Golden Axe show is also set to have a “star-studded” voice cast for the series’ main characters, including Matthew Rhys (The Americans / Perry Mason), Danny Pudi (Community / Mythic Quest), Lisa Gilroy (Jury Duty / Interior Chinatown), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus / The Flash), and Carl Tart (Grand Crew / Star Trek: Lower Decks).

“In a hilarious and loving homage to Sega’s 1989 video game series, Golden Axe 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,” the series’ synopsis reads.

We also know what Golden Axe characters each actor will be playing and the descriptions of them

  • Matthew Rhys will play Thunderhead,  “a grumpy battle dwarf with exceptionally poor hygiene and a chip on his shoulder.”
  • Danny Pudi will play Hampton Squibb, “a naive, inexperienced first-time adventurer who has dreamt of questing his entire life [that] hopes his can-do attitude can make up for his inability to actually do stuff.”
  • Lisa Gilroy will play Tyris Flare,  “a fearsome battle sorceress, deadly in a fight and even deadlier with her sharp wit.”
  • Liam McIntyre will play Ax Battler, “a barbarian warrior with a strict code of honour and a sweet golden retriever demeanour. His brawn outweighs his brains, but his heart outweighs his brawn.”
  • Carl Tart will play Chronos “Evil” Lait, “a 100% badass humanoid panther – at least, that’s how Chronos describes himself. In reality, he’s uncomfortably cheesy and can’t read a room.”

This isn’t the only Golden Axe development we’ve gotten in recent months, as Sega also revealed at this past Game Awards event that it’s working on a new Golden Axe “Super” Game.”