The next incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be hitting television screen September 17. Things look a little different this time, as our heroes have a different look and different weapons. While fans may have some reservations to the new style, it seems that Nickelodeon does not, as the company has renewed the series for a second season before the first one even started.
Here's how the press release describes the new show:
The all-new original animated series follows the Turtles on different adventures as they master new powers, encounter absurd mutants and battle bizarre villains, each with their own motivations. Ranging from mystics, mutants and madmen, new creatures and villains emerge to take on the brothers in battles across New York City.
The series stars new voice talent Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raph, a jagged-shelled snapping turtle; Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leo, a red-eared slider turtle; Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donnie, a soft-shell turtle; Brandon Mychal Smith (You're The Worst) as Mikey, a box turtle; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O'Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker; Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles; and WWE Superstar John Cena as the villainous, Baron Draxum.
Rise of the Teenage Ninja Turtles season two will start production this Fall, and will run for 26 episodes. The renewal for a second season was announced at the 2018 Television Critics Association press tour. At that event, Nickelodeon also announced 4 more series renewals:
Henry Danger season five (20 episodes); Knight Squad season two (10 episodes); The Dude Perfect Show season three (15 episodes); and Hunter Street season three (30 episodes).
Looks like this is the direction for the Turtles for at least the next couple of years…