Back in 2014, during the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking ReBoot full-CGI TV series, it was announced that a new series was in development. A year later it was revealed that the series would be a live-action and animated hybrid show, which sort of goes against the spirit of the original. Also, it would be starring teens. Last May we got our first look at the show, then things kind of went silent.
Skip forward to today and now we have a release date and it isn't too far away. Corus Entertainment announced that ReBoot: The Guardian Code will be released worldwide on March 30 via Netflix. Well, worldwide except for its creator's hometown Canada, where it will be released in June on its YTV channel. Creator of the new series, Michael Hefferon, gave some background on the technology that will go behind the series:
"The innovative approach used in creating ReBoot: The Guardian Code utilizing the Unreal game engine delivers a truly unique and engaging 360-degree experience for kids" … "We are delighted to work with Nelvana to bring the show to audiences everywhere."
The show will be available in 4K resolution. Reminder of the premise:
Netflix's ReBoot: The Guardian Code is a thrilling hybrid live-action/CG-animated original series following the journey of four teenagers, Austin, Parker, Tamra, and Trey. On their first day at Alan Turning High, these unsuspecting teens discover they've been preselected to become the Next-Generation Guardians of Cyberspace with a mission to save the world – by defending it in cyberspace. With the help of VERA, ReBoot's heroes digitize into cyberspace where they use their code-based powers to combat viruses unleashed by a merciless hacker. Known only as 'Sourcerer', this devious hacker seeks to rule the world by controlling cyberspace, and it's up to the Guardians to stop him.
The Next-Generation Guardians of Cyberspace