Legends of the Hidden Temple of Nickelodeon are back


Millennials will have the chance to see one of their favorite ’90s game shows on the air when The CW Network relaunches Nickelodeon‘s “Legends of the Hidden Temple”.

ViacomCBS, which partly owns both The CW Network and Nickelodeon, announced on May 11 that it would be resuming the reboot of the beloved show, this time with adult contestants competing in a real “jungle” with challenges. and prices amplified up to an adult level. .

“Each episode is a hero’s journey through a mysterious jungle,” the new show’s press release reads. “Five teams begin the journey, but only one is ‘strong and intelligent’ enough to enter the grim Olmec temple, avoid the ‘feared’ temple guards, recover a lost treasure and return it to its rightful owner.

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Quibi, a short-form video streaming service, originally planned to create the adult version of the show. But the platform quickly fell apart before a reboot of “Legends of the Hidden Temple” could debut. That might be a good thing in the end, as this improved version of the contest feels like it needs a larger viewing screen than your mobile device.

The original “Legends” aired on Nickelodeon between 1993 and 1995 and had 120 episodes. It continued to be unionized for many years, and a 2016 TV movie turned the concept into a fiction film on Nickelodeon.

The competitors, aged 11 to 15, were part of teams named “Purple Parrots”, “Blue Barracudas”, “Orange Iguanas”, “Red Jaguars”, “Silver Snakes” and “Green Monkeys”. The reboot also promises to keep those names plus Olmec, the talking Mayan head, and other elements of the original show.

Original “Legends” host Kirk Fogg hinted recently that he might play a role in the reboot, according to a video interview he gave to TMZ.

“All I get from everyone is when are we going to bring the show back,” Fogg said. He added that he would love to see some of the original children’s contestants return to rebirth now that they are adults.

You can see the interview below on YouTube:

The OG “Legends of the Hidden Temple” combined stories of real-life characters and historical places with mostly invented objects that contestants had to find in a temple maze before time ran out or time ran out. the temple guards don’t catch them. (Who else jumped every time a temple guard got out ?!)

Before teams could become the final duo to run the temple course, they had to win physical challenges and correctly answer trivia questions.

The themed episodes were called things like “Khan’s Golden Cricket Cage”, “The Hood of Dolley Madison” and “The Snow Cone of Mount Kilimanjaro”.

If you’d like to refresh your memory on how the series works, here’s the first episode of “Legends”, titled “Galileo’s Cannonball”, posted to YouTube by user The Perihelion 0 – (^ _ ^ 0).

In its early days, the series was described as “a combination of ‘Jeopardy’ and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’.” And in fact, the “Indiana Jones” movies as well as the classic Nintendo video game “The Legend of Zelda” inspired the concept.

“We wanted to make an action-adventure game show – kind of like a live-action video game for television,” Scott Stone told the Orlando Sentinel in 1993. His company, Stone Stanley Productions (now known as of Stone & Company), originally produced the show and will also produce the rebirth.

The new series does not yet have a premiere date. But if you can’t wait for the new CW release, you can watch all of the original episodes of Nickelodeon’s “Legends of the Hidden Temple” on Paramount +. The TV movie is also available there.

And if you’re over 21 and may be available in July to shoot episodes of the new “Legends” in the Los Angeles area, you can even apply to be a candidate!

Were you a fan of the original Nickelodeon version of “Legends of the Hidden Temple”?

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