Nickelodeon Greenlights Legends of the Hidden Temple Live-Action TV Movie Inspired By Net’s Hit ‘90s Game Show

Nick also Announces Greenlight of Two-Part Animated Hey Arnold! TV

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon
continues to reinvent its library of ‘90s content for a new generation
of audiences with the greenlighting of a live-action TV movie inspired
by its iconic game show Legends of the Hidden Temple. Drawing
from the original game show’s premise of kids competing to retrieve
artifacts from a mysterious Mayan temple, the new action-adventure TV
movie version will follow three siblings who embark on a high-stakes,
life-or-death mission. The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie
will star Nick’s own Isabela Moner (100 Things To Do Before High
) and is slated to begin production in March.

Additionally, Nickelodeon has officially given the greenlight to a
two-part animated Hey Arnold! TV movie, written and executive
produced by the series’ original creator Craig Bartlett. First announced
in development late last year, the now-greenlit TV movie will pick up
where the original series ended, resolving unanswered questions and
plotlines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the
whereabouts of his missing parents. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation
Studios in Burbank, the two hour-long TV movies will debut in 2017.

“The greenlights for the Legends of the Hidden Temple and Hey
TV movies are terrific examples of how we are bringing our
beloved content back to life both for new audiences and the generation
that grew up on them,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Viacom Kids and
Family Group. “These TV movies will keep the spirit and essential themes
of the original source materials intact, while branching out in new ways
that will speak to and captivate today’s kids.”

The TV movie Legends of the Hidden Temple will follow three
siblings who break away from a lackluster temple tour in a jungle,
finding themselves immersed in a real-life mission comprised of
obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie
will feature elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a
talking head who knows the secrets behind the temple; The Steps of
Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission;
and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among
others. Legends of the Hidden Temple is executive produced by
Scott McAboy and Jessica Rhoades, and produced by Amy Sydorick. The TV
movie is directed by Joe Menendez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series)
and written by Jonny Umansky & Zach Hyatt, and Alex Reid.

This year, Nickelodeon will celebrate 25 years of original
creator-driven animation in conjunction with the opening of the new
Nickelodeon Studios. This 190,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art complex
will serve as a West Coast hub for the network and house the
ever-growing number of animated shows, TV movies, live-action
productions and events. These significant milestones exemplify
Nickelodeon’s decades of rich history and its commitment and mission in
bringing fresh innovative content to kids and families around the world.

About Nickelodeon

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entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
television programming and production in the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature
films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than
90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable
network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
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For Legends of the Hidden Temple:
Lilah Kojoori
Hey Arnold!:
Jean Yoo