Nickelodeon is apparently very happy with the response the network’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” TV series is getting, because it’s already renewed the program for a second season.
The new take on the beloved “Turtles” tale hit cable TV near you on September 29 and already has had a great response from its target demographic. Because of that, Nickelodeon has ordered 26 new episodes for the show that will air next year. Someone should probably order some pizza to celebrate.
Since we’re only one episode in, it will be interesting to see whether Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” revival sticks close to the story’s mythology or splits off in its own direction. We can speculate all we want about who we hope to see in season two, but we also wouldn’t complain if we met some new characters. We’re just happy to have a quality version of the “Ninja Turtles” back in our lives.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” stars 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 an interview earlier this year, executive producer Ciro Neill explained that he does want this show to feel like classic “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
“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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