(USA Network, September 21-December 21, 1996)
Mark Hamill – 2nd Lt. Christopher “Maverick” Blair, various
Tom Wilson – 2nd Lt. Todd “Maniac” Marshall
Dana Delany – 2nd Lt. Gwen “Archer” Bowman
Malcolm McDowell – Commodore Geoffrey Tolwyn
Wing Commander Academy debuted on USA Network on September 21, 1996 as part of the USA Action Extreme Team programming block. The series was developed and story edited by Mark and Michael Edens, who also wrote it along with Shari Goodhartz, Richard Mueller, Matthew Edens, Brooks Wachtel, Ted Pedersen, Francis Moss, Ralph Sanchez and Steve Cuden. Sanchez served as an executive consultant, and Richard Hilleman and Adam Foshko as executive story consultants. Characters were designed by producer Larry Latham with Gerard Forton and Tim Eldred, while Derek Carter designed the backgrounds. Alexander Van Bubenheim composed the music. Madhouse Animation was the primary animation studio with Koko Entertainment Co. Ltd. doing a couple of episodes.