Watch Level Up
- 3 Seasons
This Cartoon Network series is the spin-off a movie of the same name and it centers around four high-schoolers who accidentally open up a portal from the video game "Maldark: Conqueror Of All Worlds." The portal allows characters from the game to begin leaking into the real world, causing dangerous situations that can be unpredictable. The four are played by Gaelan Connell (who plays Wyatt Black), Aimee Carrer (Angie) Jessie Usher (Lyle Hugginson) and Connor Del Rio (Dante Ontero). Each of the three has a character in the game that they use to try and recapture beings who have attempted to escape through the portal. Wyatt is the captain of the team and is confident to a fault. Dante is the rebel of the group and often jumps into a situation without thinking through the ramifications. Lyle is the group's jock and he not only plays football he drives a bright red Camaro. Angie is the lone female and while she's smart and competent, she often reacts impulsively during battles. The villain of the game (and the real world battles) is Maldark, played by John Novak. Maldark is a sorcerer who is defeated by the four teens in the video game. But he plans to get his revenge by conquering Earth by sending his various henchmen through the portal into the real world. The show also features a number of unique "Leaks," or characters and creatures that have passed through the portal into the real world. They include dwarfs, a cyclops or two, some dragons and a character that is part vampire, part hamster. "Level Up" premiered in January 2012 and it has been picked up for a second season. It has already inspired a spin-off online video game as well as lots of related merchandise. It is the only Cartoon Network series other than the animated "Clone Wars" series that is rated for teens only. That rating is primarily due to the level of action and violence during the battles.