Rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into CGI for the first time on the small screen, Nickolodeon will be bringing everyone’s favourite Turtles back to television later this year (in North America, and sometime next year internationally).
We saw an awesome set of images promoting the show at the New York Toy Fair earlier this year, and now EW have debuted the first trailer giving a look at the new season and its new take on the series.
Leonardo is voiced by Jason Biggs (American Pie); Raphael by Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings); Donatello by Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987-1995); and Michaelangelo by Greg Cripes (Ultimate Spider-Man).
Joining them will be Hoon Lee as Master Splinter, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as Shredder, and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development – her?) as April.
Executive producer Ciro Nieli (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) had this to say about the reboot:
““I tried to boil it down and get to really what’s at the core of it,” Neili says, “which is this sense of brothers and camaraderie. Everything grew out of that. It’s like a band. You want a Beatles thing.””
The new season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will begin airing in the US and Canada this autumn, with its date still to be decided. Elsewhere, we’ll have to wait until next year to see what this new version of the Turtles. For now, the first trailer to get the ball rolling.