The “Hey, Arnold!” television movie is only the beginning of Nickelodeon’s 1990s-revival plans.
Variety reports the cable empire will announce on Wednesday a live-action TV movie based the mid-’90s game show “Legends of the Hidden Temple.”
The website also notes that the “Hey, Arnold!” movie will be a two-parter that picks up where the animated series left off in 2004.
In the original “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” which aired from 1993 to 1995, teams of children competed to retrieve artifacts from the “temple” by performing physical acts and answering questions about history, geography and mythology.
The revival will stick with the “hidden temple” conceit while abandoning the game show. Instead, three siblings must conquer a series of obstacles to remain alive. According to Variety, the movie will contain nods to some of the themes and elements from the original show, including Olmec the talking head, which knew the secrets of the temple, the Steps of Knowledge, the green monkey, red jaguar and silver snakes.
Isabela Monae (“100 Things to Do Before High School”) will star in the movie, which is targeted to premiere late this year. The “Hey, Arnold!” movies are expected to air in 2017.
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