G.I. Joe Extreme was a two-season cartoon show (26 episodes) by Sunbow Entertainment, Gunther-Wahl Productions and Graz Entertainment. It is a sequel of sorts to the 1986 and 1989 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero TV shows, with a one-shot pack-in video called Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles bridging the two series. However, the only character carried over from the video was Sgt. Savage himself. As a result, many collectors consider the Screaming Eagles toys to be part of the G.I. Joe Extreme toyline.
In the new series a new G.I. Joe Team fights to stop a rising terrorist organization called “SKAR” (Soldiers of Khaos, Anarchy and Ruin) and their leader, a mysterious, shrewd, and incredibly powerful military leader only known as Iron Klaw.