Nickelodeon knows you want the old thing back.
There’s no denying America’s deep and sometimes strange love for nostalgia. From the well-received Creed film to Netflix’s Fuller House, we’ve learned there’s a right way to relive the past without looking pathetic. While it was previously announced that Nickelodeon would release a TV film for the 90’s hit Hey Arnold!, the network has announced plans to bring back Legends of the Hidden Temple as a live-action TV movie.
According to Variety, Nickelodeon and Viacom Media Networks Kids & Family Group president Cyma Zarghami says plans for both Hey Arnold! and Legends will be displayed to advertisers on Wednesday during the industry’s annual upfront presentation. Legends, the game show ran from 1993 to 1995, was hosted by Kirk Frogg and featured kiddies searching for treasures while the infamous Olmec dropped clues to artifacts. The TV movie version will follow three siblings who will fight to remain alive while coming into contact with Olmec, the Steps of Knowledge and other familiar characters from the game show.
“There’s a tremendous amount of attention on kids these days. What that says is there’s a tremendous amount of opportunity – not unlike what is going on in the grownup space,” Zarghami said about the show’s return. “There is just more content everywhere.”
Zaraghami says “interest in the Nick library was becoming louder and louder and louder” especially after the reunions of Kenan and Kel on Jimmy Fallon and the mini gathering of Josh Peck and Drake Bell on Fox’s Grandfathered.
The TV movie is expected to the drop in the fourth quarter of the year.