Spy Kids: Mission Critical is an American-Canadian computer-animated television series[1] based on the Spy Kids franchise. The show follows brother and sister team Juni and Carmen Cortez as they attend Spy Kids Academy, a top secret spy school for kid agents. It is the very first animated series in the franchise. The series premiered on Netflix worldwide on April 20, 2018.[2][3][4]


The series centers around brother and sister team Juni and Carmen Cortez as they attend Spy Kids Academy, a top secret spy school for kid agents. When a new counter-spy agency threatens the safety of the world, it will be up to junior spies Juni and Carmen to train and lead a team of fellow Spy Kids cadets against the forces of S.W.A.M.P. (Sinister Wrongdoers Against Mankind's Preservation) and their diabolical leader, Golden Brain. The Mission Critical team may not be ready, but they are the only ones to call when grown-up spies can’t do the job.[5]

Netflix summary

What if grown-up spies can't do the job? It's up to junior spies Juni and Carmen Cortez to defeat S.W.A.M.P. in an animated series based on the films.[6]

Updated Netflix summary

In this animated spinoff series, Juni and Carmen Cortez must battle the evil organization S.W.A.M.P. -- without the help of their super-spy parents.[6] summary

Attention, O.S.S. agents! The world and its citizens are in grave danger. A new villain has ascended to power in the counter-spy community – his name is GOLDEN BRAIN and he is determined to take over the world with his nefarious counter-spy organization, S.W.A.M.P. (Sinister Wrong-doers Against Mankind’s Preservation).[7]

Trailer summary

With the agents of the OSS out of commission, it's up to the kids of Mission Critical to save the world from the villainous Golden Brain and S.W.A.M.P.[6]



(see also: Episode List for more information)


The series was announced by Mike Fleming Jr and created by Michael Hefferon and Sean Jara on May 6, 2015, with the villains being described "as colorful" as the protagonists, and the series is said to contain "as much comedy as wish fulfillment."[14] FM DeMarco will be head writer of the series.[5] WOW! Unlimited Media Inc.'s Vancouver-based Mainframe Studios, the TV division of Rainmaker Entertainment, will be partnering with the Weinstein Company to produce the series[2][15], with the series being described as a "multi season commitment".[16] DeMarco stated on Twitter that he has had "many inspirations for the series but it has it's own very specific style and attitude".[17] He also stated that it will have a nice mix of all kinds of humor, and it will have great characters old and new.[18]

On April 11, 2018, the first trailer to the series was released on its Netflix page.[6]


In August 2017, a load of new information, including cast, crew, episodes and logo, have been leaked on its IMDb page.[10] That same month, Ashley Bornancin, Carter Hastings, Travis Turner and Christian Lanz announced on Twitter and Instagram that they would be voicing Carmen, Juni, PSI and Gregorio respectively.[8][9][11][12][13] On March 29, 2018, DeMarco uploaded a video on his Twitter showing Tom Kenny recording his maniacal laughter for his character Golden Brain.[19] On April 1, he uploaded another video showing Caitlyn Bairstow recording a line for her character Glitch.[20]



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  • This will be the first ever animated Spy Kids series.
  • This will be Carmen and Juni’s second appearance, after MAD, and Gregorio and Ingrid's first appearance in an animated television series.
  • This will be the first Spy Kids-based project to not be produced by Harvey Weinstein, due to his firing from the Weinstein Company.
  • It was originally scheduled to be released in January, but it was pushed back to an April 2018 date.[21][3][4]


  • Season 1 episode 5 will include 80’s-style music.[22]
  • Season 2 episode 1 will have a guest villain and 80’s synth tracks.[23]
  • Season 2 episode 4 will have a hilarious guest villain.[24]
  • Season 2 episode 5 will focus on Carmen and Scorpion.[25]
  • Season 2 episode 6 will include a sandstorm scene. [26]
  • Season 2 episode 7 will be a game changer episode and have a creepy guest villain.[27][28]
  • Season 2 episode 9 will be a family episode.[29]



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