Nickelodeon's current iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was launched back in 2012, and after five years of airtime, the network has decided that they're going to reboot the series again — in 2D!
According to Variety, Nickelodeon Group President Cyma Zarghami said:
"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… 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."
The rebooted series is said to be titled, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and it will be executive produced by Andy Suriano (Samurai Jack) and the current supervising producer of TMNT, Ant Ward.
A synopsis has also been revealed for the new series:
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.
The rebooted TMNT is set to premiere fall of next year, and the last season of the current iteration of the Turtles starts airing Sunday, March 19 on Nickelodeon.