Nickelodeon have announced the voice cast of its all-new series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which will debut in 2018 and run for 26 episodes. The new cartoon show will be a reimagining of the Ninja Turtles we all know and love. Apparently we will see them encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City.
The voice cast will include 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, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza as Splinter.
Chris Viscardi, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Animation stated:
“This incredible roster of voice actors provides a fresh take on these globally recognized characters, and they are going to bring this version of the Turtles to life in a whole new way, we have reimagined the series to be filled with humour, loads of action and a dynamic look, and it’s packed with all new heroes, villains and cityscapes for the Turtles to explore.”
Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group commented on the Turtles earlier this year:
“The Turtles is a property that has reinvention in its DNA, which keeps it fresh and relevant to every new generation while satisfying the demand from its adult fans. Turtles has been an incredibly important franchise for us since we reignited it five years ago, and we’re excited for the new series to take the characters in a different direction with more humor, a younger and lighter feel and all-new dimensions to explore.”