Here’s something that should get you hyped for going back to school. Several weeks after they first debuted the show’s teaser trailer, Nickelodeon has announced that their “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot will be premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, September 29 at 11 a.m.
We’ve been following the development of this series for a while, so it’s crazy to think that it’s only two months away from its release. Entertainment Weekly had the news about the premiere date, and also says that the series will have 26 half-an-hour-long episodes.
“Funnier and with more Ninjutsu than ever before, the show will explore the companionship of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes in a half-shell that they are destined to be,” the network told EW.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” borrows the voice talents of Jason Biggs as Leonardo, Sean Astin as Raphael, “Teen Titan’s” Greg Cipes as Michelangelo and original “TMNT” animated series star Rob Paulsen as Donatello (he played Raphael before). Rounding out the cast are Mae Whitman as April, Hoon Lee as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson as Shredder.
In a recent interview, the show’s executive producer Ciro Neill said he wants this series to fit into the Ninja Turtles mythology.
“I tried to boil it down and get to really what’s at the core of it, which is this sense of brothers and camaraderie,” he said. “Everything grew out of that. It’s like a band. You want a Beatles thing.”
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