What’s going on heroes and villains? XBen3000 here and I got some news about the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is getting a reboot after its fifth and final season. To quote Variety about what’s going on.
“The kid network will be rebooting its current CG “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series as a 2D animated series with the title “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The network made the announcement at its upfront presentation in New York on Thursday afternoon.
“The Turtles is a property that has reinvention in its DNA, which keeps it fresh and relevant to every new generation while satisfying the demand from its adult fans,” said Cyma Zarghami, president, Nickelodeon Group. “’Turtles’ has been an incredibly important franchise for us since we reignited it five years ago, and we’re excited for the new series to take the characters in a different direction with more humor, a younger and lighter feel and all-new dimensions to explore.”
Continuing from there the new 2D series will have Andy Suriano and Ant Ward as the co-executive producers. Ward is current the supervising producer on the current series. It should be noted that the final season for the 2012 series will start airing March 19th. Meanwhile Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes for the 2D reboot series.
Finally, we have a summary of what the upcoming 2D series will be about.
“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will follow Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favorite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.”
So I don’t know how to feel club members. On one hand I’m glad the CGI series is getting the opportunity to wrap up it’s season properly. On the other hand, I don’t know if the reboot is necessary. Especially since so many of my friends are currently loving that series. Anyway, let me know what you think down below. Until the next news story, I’m still XBen3000 and I’m out!