Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies are teaming up for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem sequel and two-season animated series!
Cowabunga! The Heroes in a Half-Shell won’t return to the New York City sewer system for long after the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem on August 2, 2023. According to Variety, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies are developing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem sequel and a two-season series for Paramount+. The animated series, titled Tales of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will connect the two feature-length films.
This news speaks wonders about the upcoming animated film, which Paramount thinks will surely delight Ninja Turtles fans of all ages. Point Grey Pictures will produce the sequel, with Jeff Rowe, who directed and co-wrote Mutant Mayhem, returning to behind the camera. Point Grey Pictures is going all in for the TMNT resurgence by producing the animated series. Meanwhile, Chris Yost and Alan Wan will serve as executive producers and showrunners for Tales of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“In the nearly 40 years since ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ launched into the zeitgeist, it has entertained generations of fans and only continues to grow,” said Paramount and Nickelodeon chief Brian Robbins. “We are excited to grow TMNT’s legacy in partnership with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at Point Grey, and Jeff Rowe, who are innovating the franchise with their singular brand of humor and elevated storytelling for audiences everywhere, across virtually every platform.”
“Reinvigorating this franchise has been years in the making, and we are thrilled to continue expanding the beloved ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ universe and bringing new adventures to families and fans,” said Ramsey Naito, president of Paramount Animation & Nickelodeon Animation.
Here’s the official synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem:
After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
The voice cast includes Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Hannibal Buress, Rose Byrne, Nicolas Cantu, John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Natasia Demetriou, Ayo Edebiri, Giancarlo Esposito, Post Malone, Brady Noon, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Maya Rudolph. Seth Rogen pens the screenplay with longtime writing partners Evan Goldberg, Jeff Rowe, Dan Hernandez, and Benji Samit. Jeff Rowe is also sitting in the director’s chair for this one with a co-direction from Kyler Spears. Rogen produces the film alongside Goldberg and Jeff Weaver, and the film’s executive producers include Ramsay McBean and Josh Fagen.
Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs the Machines, Disenchantment, Gravity Falls) directs, with Kyler Spears co-directing from a screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jeff Rowe, Dan Hernandez, and Benji Samit.
Are you excited about Paramount and Nickelodeon having so much confidence in the Fab Four’s latest revival? Who do you want to see in the sequel? Besides Shredder, obviously. I want Krang, Leatherhead, the Rat King, and Mutagen Man to join the mix!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem arrives in cinemas on August 2, 2023!