Hey Arnold! Revival Is Happening—That’s Right, Football Head Is Coming Back

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hey Arnold! Revival Is Happening—That’s Right, Football Head Is Coming Back.

Not long after Nickelodeon has dug into the nostalgia vault to launch the ’90s programming block The Splat, the network has announced a brand new entry for one of its most beloved series.

Specifically for my ’90s brethren who spent their better years thriving and picking up life lessons from animated classics like and Rocko’s Modern Life. As Variety first reported, the TV movie will explore some of the series’ unresolved plotlines, including just where exactly Arnold’s parents are. (Arnold lived with his grandparents Phil and Gertrude, in the series, who gave their grandson the coolest attic bedroom a kid could ask for.) Hey Arnold! first ran on Nick for five seasons beginning in 1996, following the titular football head and his group of schoolmates, including best friend Gerald and Helga, Arnold’s bully who also harbors a longtime crush for him. Russell Hicks, president of content development and production for Nickelodeon, said, “You have to remember people who are going to watch really don’t have a recollection of ‘Hey Arnold.'” He added, “You have to make it relevant to them but also nod to the audience that is going to be interested.” Nickelodeon is also potentially reviving other classic shows. “There’s a good likelihood we’ll be doing more than just ‘Arnold’ in terms of doing specials,” said Chris Viscardi, senior vice president of content development for franchise properties.

Creator Craig Barlett will return to pen the forthcoming movie, promising a storyline “that picks up where the original series ended and resolves unanswered plotlines–including the whereabouts of Arnold’s parents, long missing from the program.” The revival of Hey Arnold! is part of Nickelodeon’s “emphasis on wringing new value” out of its extensive archives, notes Variety, and there are plans for more reboots in the near future. The network started The Splat programming block on TeenNick that featured all your favorites from the 1990s, including Clarissa Explains It All and Ren & Stimpy. Mitchell Kreigman, the creator of Clarissa, recently published a new book, Things I Can’t Explain, chronicling the character’s life as a young adult in the big city.

For her part, Hart told us she’s been approached about returning to the character, but it has to be the right pitch. “I think it would have to be done really right.

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