Prepare to a journey with Golden Axe, not in the form of a new video game but a TV series adaptation! Comedy Central has greenlit an animated series based on the iconic Sega title, known for its popularity in arcades, on Sega Genesis, and on other platforms. This unique series promises to bring back the thrill and excitement of the game in a whole new way.

The have 10 episodes with a tone of “hilarity and homage” to the original video game. Anyone who has spent hours on Golden Axe will probably remember the epic battles to grab the purple dinosaur as a means of transportation and the arrival of the giant floating skull that enveloped everyone in a cloud of green smoke.

Behind the animated series, Mike McMahan (Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Joe Chandler (American Dad!) are the pilot episode producers and writers. Chandler will also serve as showrunner at a later date. At the moment, a release date has not yet been announced.

The Golden Axe TV series boasts an impressive cast in its original language version. Matthew Rhys (Cocaine Bear) will voice Gilius Thunderhead, the dwarf warrior, while Lisa Gilroy will portray the fiery Tyris Flare. Liam McIntyre takes on the role of Ax Battler, the famous barbarian known for his balanced combat strength and magical attacks. The cast also includes Danny Pudi as Hampton Squib, a bumbling adventurer, and Carl Tart as Chronos “Evil” Lait, the main villain of Golden Axe III. With such a talented ensemble, the characters are sure to come to life in a whole new way.

Considering the vast amount of time since the last Golden Axe game, this announcement might seem like something out of a forgotten drawer. However, with a new gaming iteration on the horizon, perhaps we’re seeing a rebirth of the Golden Axe universe!

The period is definitely good for animated series based on video games: a TV series based on Twisted Metal is also on the way, and four seasons of Castlevania are already available on Netflix, with a second season of Castlevania: Nocturne on the way. These days, the transposition of Fallout on Prime Video is having great success, for which the second season has already been confirmed.

While waiting to learn more about Golden Axe, and for those who have never played the first mythical game, we leave you with the vision of a “Playthrough,” thanks to which you can relive the magical atmospheres of times gone by.