Time for an upgrade
The Reboot of ReBoot is about to start shooting in British Columbia, as revealed by a listing on casting site myentertainmentworld.com
A modernized version of the computer-animated classic ReBoot is returning to TV with 26 half-hour long episodes. Vancouver based company Rainmaker Entertainment will produce the series, this time using a combination of live-action with CG animation.
Titled ReBoot: The Guardian Code, the show will follow the adventures of four teenagers on a mission to save the world as Guardians via Cyberspace. Although the show is aimed at a new and younger audiences there will be plenty of treats for fans of the original program. Fans will be happy to learn that villain Megabyte will return for the series, albeit with a few upgrades. The series will also include a brand new villain named the Sourcerer.
The original series was comprised of 48 episodes which aired between 1994 and 2001 and was sold in 84 countries. It was the first ever fully CG animated television series.
“Transcending age groups with appeal to kids, tweens and teens, ReBoot: the Guardian Code is an adventure-comedy series about four teens (Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra) who discover that they’re next-gen Guardians with a mission to save the world, by defending it in cyberspace. The Internet revolutionized the world, but it also left it vulnerable to attack. With the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Program, our heroes stream into cyberspace where they use their awesome code-based powers to battle viruses that have been unleashed by a ruthless hacker. Known only as the Sourcerer, he seeks to rule the world by controlling cyberspace.”
“Technology is ever-changing and Reboot: The Guardian Code will utilize the very technology inherent in the concept of the show—and prevalent in kids’ everyday lives—to drive a new type of relationship across multiple platforms.”
The show does not have a release date and it is currently unknown as to which networks will air the series. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more.