ViacomCBS’ all-new series debut sees Chuckie’s attempt at bravery go horribly wrong; reimagined show, debuting May 27 on Paramount+, stars E.G. Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer, and Kath Soucie reprising their iconic roles.
ViacomCBS’s all-new Rugrats series, featuring fan favorite characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica, debuts May 27 on Paramount+, with the roll-out of additional episodes to be announced. Produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the reimagined babies continue to explore their world in new adventures that will both compliment and evolve the original series’ stories.
In the one-hour premiere episode, “Second Time Around,” Tommy leads the babies on a daring adventure to help Chuckie after his big attempt to be brave goes horribly wrong. Warning: dinosaurs are involved.
Reprising their roles from the original series are E.G. Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael), and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille). The original voice cast is joined by new voices, including Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey (Tommy’s parents, Didi and Stu Pickles); Tony Hale (Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster); Natalie Morales, (Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty DeVille); Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons (Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles); Nicole Byer and Omar Miller (Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael); and Michael McKean (Grandpa Lou Pickles).
The all-new Rugrats is based on the iconic series created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. Eryk Casemiro (Rugrats) and Kate Boutilier (Rugrats) serve as executive producers and Dave Pressler (Robot and Monster) and Casey Leonard (Breadwinners) are co-executive producers, with Rachel Lipman (Rugrats) as co-producer and Kellie Smith (The Fairly OddParents) as line producer. Charlie Adler (Rugrats) serves as the voice director. Production is overseen by Mollie Freilich, Senior Manager, Current Series Animation, Nickelodeon.
The original hit series debuted in August 1991, launching a spate of consumer products and three hit theatrical releases, cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling, and unique visual style. The series was produced for nine seasons and aired over the course of 13 years earning four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids' Choice Awards, and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.