"Spy Kids: Armageddon"
Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids isn’t just a franchise made for families—it has very much become a family affair over the course of two decades for the Austin-based filmmaker. Rodriguez co-wrote the new franchise reboot Spy Kids: Armageddon with his second-born son Racer Max Rodriguez. His third-born son Rebel co-composed the score. And Rodriguez’s daughter Rhiannon sings the closing title song “ARMAGEDDON.” No wonder Rodriguez continues to return a franchise that he launched in 2001 and continued with 2002’s Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, 2003’s Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and 2011’s soft reboot Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. Made for Netflix, Spy Kids: Armageddon introduces a new generation of pint-sized sibling secret agents recruited to save the world. Connor Esterson plays Antonio “Tony” Torrez-Tango; Everly Carganilla as Patricia “Patty” Torrez-Tango. Unbeknownst to Tony and Patty, their parents Nora Torrez and Terrence Tango work for the Organization of Super Spies. Nora and Terrence are tasked with protecting the Armageddon Code, which the OSS uses to hack into any computer system in the world. But Antonio and Patricia inadvertently allow the code to fall into the hands of Rey “The King” Kingston, a videogame developer intent on changing the world for the better through nefarious means. When Kingston captures Nora and Terrence, Tony and Patty must undertook the dangerous mission of stopping Kingston and retrieving the stolen code. Spy Kids: Armageddon’s cast also includes Gina Rodriguez as Nora Torrez, Zachary Levi as Terrence Tango, Billy Magnussen as Kingston, and D.J. Cotrona as Devlin, the head of OSS. Rodriguez previously directed the Mexico Trilogy, the Sin City and Machette series, From Dusk to Dawn, The Faculty, Planet Terror, Alita: Battle Angel, Red 11, and Hypnotic as well as the family films The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Shorts, and We Can Be Heroes.
Aired: Oct. 11, 2023.