Monday, March 02, 2020

'Glitch Techs' to Premiere on Netflix on Friday, February 21 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Who knows what really happens when a video game starts to glitch? Two teens work at a game store as a front for their actual job: Hunting video game monsters who've broken out into the real world for a super secret task force, The Monster Hunters! Glitch Techs Season 1 arrives only on Netflix February 21!

Something Glitchy This Way Comes.. Nickelodeon's brand-new animated adventure-comedy series follows two newly recruited kids as they battle video game monsters that come to life in the real world.

This brand new animated series features High Five and Miko, two gamers who are recruited into the world of Glitch Techs: kids who battle the video game glitches that enter our world through faulty game consoles!

In the world of Glitch Techs, Hinobi is a huge gaming and tech company that makes massively popular video games consoles. What Hinobi customers do NOT know is that their games sometimes glitch and release dangerous video game creatures into the real world! That’s when the company send the Glitch Techs: a trained support team equipped with an arsenal of fantastic gaming gear designed to capture video game pests and out them back where they belong!

Once a glitch is returned, the Techs must remove any evidence it was there – including the memories of any witnesses! Not only do Glitch Techs fight for the safety of the city, they also work at Hinobi stores, helping customers with tech support and service needs.

Enter Miko and high Five – new recruits who fight glitches and reformat witnesses all before the store closes at 5pm. Talk about a crazy job! Respect the Tech!

Glitch Techs stars Ricardo Hurtado as High Five, Monica Ray as Miko, Luke Youngblood as Mitch, Sandeep Parikh as Haneesh, Zehra Fazal as Zahra, Josh Sussman as Bergy, Eric Lopez as Papi, Dan Milano as BITT and Scott Kreamer as Phil, as well as Scott Kreamer, Betsy Sodaro, Ashly Burch, Greg Nix, Dee Baker, Stephanie Sheh, Jolene Kim, Felicia Day, Cree Summer, Roshon Fegan, Rachael Russakoff, Nolan North and many more.

Dee Bradley Baker and Stephanie Sheh will voice Miko's parents on the series.

Jane Lynch (iCarly, Glee) will guest star on the series.

In addition to voicing some characters, Felicia Day was also a consultant for the series.

The two part series premiere/pilot episode is called "Age Of Hinobi".

Update (3/2) - Glitch Techs production status: Rundown: Originally Nickelodeon ordered 20 Season 1 episodes. Then we got picked up for an additional 10 episodes. These last 10 were written boarded and designed but were never animated and are sitting inside Nickelodeon’s server. #GlitchTechs @netfix @DanMilano @Nickelodeon

Glitch Techs comes from Eric Robles (Fanboy & Chum Chum, The X's, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan) and Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape), both hailing from Nickelodeon's Artist Collective, an internal artist-led development program, and is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif. Nickelodeon has picked-up Glitch Techs for an initial 20-episode first season. A second season was commissioned, however, Nickelodeon halted production half-way through.

On his Twitter co-creator Milano described the influences and inspiration behind the animated show, “Being childhood fans of the paranormal investigation genre, Glitch Techs is absolutely Eric Robles’ and my love letter to Ghostbusters and Men in Black with plenty of X-Files, Buffy, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and dozens of other stuff we and our collabs grew up on.”

Update (2/16) - Glitch Techs will feature an Fanboy & Chum Chum "Frosty Mart" Easter Egg!:

Photo: Instagram /@aidyshine

Commenting on the Easter Egg, Eric Robles, who created Fanboy & Chum Chum and co-created Glitch Techs, replied with a wink emoji!

Glitch Techs Episode Guide:

Episode 1 - Age of Hinobi: A tournament for the city's best gamers brings together High Five and Miko, two competitors who figure out something suspect is going on.

Episode 2 - Tutorial Mode: Glitch Tech training turns out to be a bore. But Miko and High Five's attempt to inject some fun into their session ends with gross consequences.

Episode 3 - Going, Going, Gauntlet!: It's Miko and High Five's first official day on the job! But crisis soon strikes when Miko's high-tech gear gets stolen by a peculiar bird.

Episode 4 - Smashozaurs: When an ultra-rare, ultra-dangerous glitch turns Casino into a character from his favorite video game, it's up to High Five to save him.

Episode 5 - Castle Crawl: Miko and High Five arrive at a house where other Glitch Techs have gone missing — and walk right into a familiar game full of surprises.

Episode 6 - Alpha Leader: What makes a good leader? High Five finds out the hard way when he steps up to head a team against four glitches that are on the loose.

Episode 7 - Collection Quest: High Five and Bergy romp through the city on a quest for glitches and experience points. Meanwhile, it's sister bonding day for Miko and Nica.

Episode 8 - Adventures in Pet Training: To figure out a fix for an ailing Ally, Miko enters a pet training simulator. High Five tags along and makes an unlikely friend.

Episode 9 - Karate Trainer: Eager to level up her skills before a karate tournament, Lexi convinces Miko to fire up a video game simulator to help hone her moves.

Glitch Techs Images:

Update (3/2) - In a bit of interesting trivia, Dan Milano revealed that High Five and Miko are under 16. Also, driving the Tech Van doesn't require a driver's license!:

More Nick: Netflix and Nickelodeon Form Multi-Year Output Deal to Produce Original Animated Films and Series!

Originally published: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 17:05 GMT.

H/T: Special thanks to Waltergamer (II) for the news!; Additional sources: @Dianecat98, The Beat, Aniime Superhero Forum /@SweetShop209 (II), La 100, Daikun.
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