Viacom has spent $60 million to acquire the global rights to the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise and now plans to launch the new animated TV series in 2012 on Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon has already greenlit 26 half-hour episodes for the series.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” first launched in 1984, and has spawned comics, toys, movies and other products. Nickelodeon plans to help re-introduce “Turtles” toys to the marketplace and Paramount Pictures has a feature-length movie in development with Michael Bay (Transformers) on board to produce.
Plot: The series begins as the turtles emerge from their hidden lair in the sewers for the very first time, ready to confront the wondrous and hostile world of New York City and face enemies more dangerous and pizza more delicious than anything they could have imagined.
Funnier and ninja-ier than ever before, the show will explore the camaraderie of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes they are destined to be.