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Nick Casts New ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Series

Revamped take on the series will feature Omar Miller, Ben Schwartz, Josh Brener and Brandon Mychal Smith as the pizza-loving crime fighters.

Kat Graham, Josh Brener, Omar Miller, Brandon Mychal Smith and Ben Schwartz have been cast in Nickelodeon’s new animated series 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

BURBANK, CALIF. -- Nickelodeon announced the voice cast of its all-new series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The 2D-animated series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re the Worst) as Michelangelo and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil.

Additionally, Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) joins the cast as Splinter, both father figure and sensei to the Turtles.

The series is set to debut in 2018 on Nickelodeon.

Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series. Paulsen most recently voiced Donatello in Nickelodeon’s CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and voiced Raphael in the 1987 original series. With more than 2,000 half-hours of animation voice-over to his credit, Paulsen’s versatility is heard in many series.

The new 26-episode series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Source: Nickelodeon

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