See First Look At Netflix’s Spy Kids Reboot

By Chad Langen | Updated

The cast of Spy Kids: Armageddon

Director Robert Rodriguez is bringing a new pair of children into the world of espionage in Netflix’s Spy Kids: Armageddon, a reboot scheduled for release this September. According to Deadline, Netflix recently released first-look images and a teaser trailer for the film, showcasing the gang utilizing high-tech gadgets and facing perilous situations reminiscent of the original Spy Kids franchise.

Netlfix looks to maintain the fun spirit of the original family-friendly films when Spy Kids: Armageddon debuts next month.

Despite the passing of more than a decade since Spy Kid: All the Time in the World, the essence of the adventurous spy-themed story looks to remain intact in this forthcoming continuation.

The trailer for Netflix’s Spy Kids reboot introduces Connor Esterson and Everly Carganilla as the new stars, portraying siblings who stumble upon their parents’ secret spy hideout.

A hologram recording from their mother reveals a distressing situation, prompting the siblings to step into the espionage world, just like in the original Spy Kids movie, where they must rescue their parents after a mission gone awry. Embarking on an action-packed journey, they venture forth with spy planes and cutting-edge gadgets, donning the iconic black jumpsuits and sunglasses that have become synonymous with the franchise.

Netflix’s Spy Kids: Armageddon is a family film behind the camera as well, written by Robert Rodriguez and his son, Racer.

Netflix’s Spy Kids reboot is once again directed by Robert Rodriguez, who previously helmed the previous four films in the franchise: Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), and Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011). The screenplay for Spy Kids: Armageddon was co-written by Robert Rodriguez and his son, Racer Rodriguez.

Along with Connor Esterson and Everly Carganilla, the movie’s cast includes Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, Billy Magnussen, D.J. Cotrona, Neal Kodinsky, Leo Franich, Sam Franich, and Heath Young.

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The cast of the original Spy Kids

Netflix’s Spy Kids: Armageddon is the second attempt to reboot the beloved franchise, following in the footsteps of Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, which similarly replaced the original adolescent spies portrayed by Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara from the first three films in the series.

Although All the Time in the World achieved moderate box office success, it was the lowest-grossing film in the Spy Kids franchise, earning $85.5 million globally. The first three installments each surpassed the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office.

2001’s Spy Kids follows the thrilling adventures of Carmen (PenaVega) and Juni (Sabara), who discover their seemingly ordinary parents are secret agents. When their parents are captured, the siblings must step into the world of espionage to save them. Along the way, they encounter imaginative gadgets, face formidable villains, and uncover family secrets that change their lives forever.

Spy Kids isn’t a laughing matter at the box office, the first three films earned over $100 million, and the fourth pulled in $85.5 million.

The plot of Netflix’s Spy Kids reboot centers around the children of the world’s greatest secret agents who unwittingly help a powerful game developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology, leading them to become spies themselves to save their parents and the world.

The film was produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Elizabeth Avellan, and Max, while Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre executive produced. The movie premieres on Netflix on September 22.