26 additional episodes ordered for studio’s all-new reimagined TMNT animated series, which premieres Season 1 on September 17.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nickelodeon has announced that Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the reimagined 2D-animated series, has been greenlit for a 26-episode second season. The action-comedy follows the band of brothers, Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey, as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. Season 2 will begin production this fall at Nickelodeon’s headquarters in Burbank, California.
Season 1 of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will debut on Monday, Sept. 17, with the global rollout set to premiere this fall across Nickelodeon’s channels and branded blocks in 170+ countries and territories. 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.
In case you missed it, here’s the series trailer:
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.
The show is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.