Nickelodeon Is Reviving Legends of the Hidden Temple—But There's a Twist

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By Chris Harnick Mar 01, 2016 3:38 PMTags
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Legends of the Hidden Temple is coming back to life. The beloved Nickelodeon game show is being revived as live-action TV movie. So you can probably expect Temple Guards and Olmec, but maybe not Kirk Fogg.

Isabela Monae will star, E! News has confirmed. Variety first reported the news. Production is set to begin in March.

In the Legends of the Temple TV movie, three siblings are tasked with competing obstacles to remain alive. So it's like the old game show, but you know, scripted. No word on the status of the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. Look for the movie to come out towards the end of the year and include other beloved game show elements like The Steps of Knowledge and various colored animals (that used to be the teams).  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.

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Legends of the Hidden Temple ran for three seasons from 1993-1995 and still airs on TeenNick as part of The Splat programming block. The Splat airs classic Nick shows such as Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Dude, Clarissa Explains It All and Rugrats.

This isn't the only beloved 1990s brand Nickelodeon is mining for new content. The network is also working on a TV movie picking up after the events of the popular series Hey Arnold!. Nickelodeon has been rumored to be looking towards its past for more future hits, and we've got some ideas on what they should revive next.

"The greenlights for the Legends of the Hidden Temple and Hey Arnold! TV movies are terrific examples of how we are bringing our beloved content back to life both for new audiences and the generation that grew up on them," Cyma Zarghami, president of Viacom Kids and Family Group, said in a statement. "These TV movies will keep the spirit and essential themes of the original source materials intact, while branching out in new ways that will speak to and captivate today's kids."

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