Watch Now

With Prime Video

After being betrayed and murdered by his employer, a government trained assassin named, Al Simmons, is resurrected as a Hellspawn and is forced to become the reluctant leader of Hell's army.


2,234 ( 225)




3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Todd McFarlane's Spawn (Video 1997)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The first movie compilation of SPAWN made from the TV's first season.

Director: Alan B. McElroy
Stars: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The third movie compilation of SPAWN made from the TV's third season.

Stars: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The second movie compilation of SPAWN made from the TV's second season.

Stars: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings
Spawn (1997)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Stars: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A former witch loses her son while shopping. Knowing evil forces are still lurking, she frantically searches for him, but comes across a discovery.

Director: Michael Paris
Stars: Johanna Genet, Tom Maurice, Gregory Paris
Spawn (2019)
Horror | Thriller

Plot unknown. Re-adaptation of Todd McFarlane's Spawn (1997).

Director: Todd McFarlane
The Maxx (1995)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Confused hulking homeless superhero The Maxx tries to protect his social worker and friend Julie from an omniscient serial killer Mr. Gone both in the real world, which may or may not actually be real, and the subconscious fantasy world.

Stars: Amy Danles, Glynnis Talken, Tony Fucile


Series cast summary:
John Rafter Lee ...
 Additional Voices / ... 9 episodes, 1997-1998


A government trained assassin in life, A vengeful hellspawn in death. Brought back from the dead to join Hell's army and release his carnage on anyone that may get in his way. Heaven and Hell battle for his already torn soul, while he wanders the alleys protecting the innocent and destroying the corrupt who disrupt the lives of the innocent. In the meantime he faces the tragedy of his death and the fact that he has been sent to Hell and he must also face the reality of losing his wife to an old friend. Written by Daniel M. <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The War Between Heaven And Hell Continues...


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

16 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The whip-crack sound effect of Spawn/Al Simmons' chains popping out from his robes is the same as the activation of the alien's heat vision in Predator (1987). See more »


Cogliostro: Four hundred years have passed. Once again, it is time for a new warrior to emerge from the darkness. Throughout time, the battlefields have changed, but the prize has always remained the same: the human soul.
See more »


Referenced in Anime Abandon: Roujin-Z (2014) See more »


Performed by The Orb
Written by Paterson / Fehlmann
Universal Music Publishing
(P) 1992 Island Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Of course it is much better than the movie
29 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Spawn: The animated series" is one of the best adaptations of one comic into animation, just like "The Maxx". The animation is excellent, full of details and with a dark and mysterious atmosphere, and the story is dark as well. While in the movie the characters are plain and uninteresting, in this show, all those characters are much better developed, and the story was interesting and well written.

the whole series was put together fabulously, and it is superior in every single detail in the movie. It stayed true to Spawns roots, it was dark, it was emotional, it was violent, it had a sick sense of humor. "Spawn" is one of the best animated series ever made.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Zach Braff tackles acting and directing on his new show "Alex, Inc.," and we take a look at the 15 most bingeable TV shows of all time.

Watch the show