Kirk Fogg is ready to be your guide—again.
It's official: Legends of the Hidden Temple's beloved host is set to appear in Nickelodeon's highly anticipated TV movie of the same name, E! News has learned.
In the revival, which is set to debut this fall, Fogg will play a major role that pays homage to his duties in the iconic '90s game show. And when E! News exclusively chatted with Fogg about his return to the Temple, he revealed fans can still expect to see him rocking his signature denim shirt.
"I'm back wearing my outfit again, except I now have a patch," Fogg told us, showing off the updated new shirt in the exclusive video above. "It kind of brings a whole new sophistication to this thing!"
Fogg, who hosted the show throughout the entirety of its 120-episode run from 1993-95,
"I actually put it out in the universe. This year, I said, I want to travel a little bit. And sometimes when I do that, things happen," Fogg explained. "I said, I want to travel this year, and suddenly I got a phone call, and they said, 'Do you want to do a TV movie of the week for Legends of the Hidden Temple?' And i said, 'Uh, yeah! Why wouldn't I want to do that?!' So they ended bringing me up here and the adventure now continues!"
Since parting ways with Olmec, Fogg has gone on to appear in over 300 commercials, and he produced and directed his first feature film, Distortion, in 2006.
"When Nickelodeon asked me to be a part of the Legends of the Hidden Temple movie, I immediately went to the closet and pulled out my blue denim shirt, which has been protected by a powerful golden force field since 1995," Fogg said in a statement. "Legends is truly a legend, and I'm honored to be a part of it again. I'm sure the Ancient Olmec had something to do with this; that rock head is pretty sneaky."
Earlier this month, Nickelodeon announced the Legends of the Hidden Temple movie, almost causing the Internet to shut down over nostalgia overload. In the revival, Isabela Moner, Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer star as three siblings are tasked with competing obstacles to remain alive. So yes, it's kind of like the game show, except scripted. The movie is set to incorporate iconic elements from the OG, including The Steps of Knowledge and various colored animals (to pay homage to the six teams), but will that sneaky Olmec and the Shrine of the Silver Monkey be back? That's TBD, but fingers crossed!
Scott McAboy and Jessica Rhoades are executive producing the movie with Amy Sydorick on board as a producer. Joe Menendez will direct a script written by Jonny Umansky & Zach Hyatt, and Alex Reid.
Legends of the Hidden Temple will premiere this fall on Nickelodeon.