It’s big news today for fans of the 90s, and/or fans of early CG animation for TV because the Vancouver-based studio that once brought us the hit ReBoot is gearing up to reboot their most well-known franchise for a re-launch just in time for the show’s 20th anniversary. That sound confusing? Read on through, it’ll make more sense.
The news comes in conjunction with the announcement that Rainmaker Entertainment is renaming its TV arm Mainframe Entertainment after the company that produced Reboot and other shows, which was acquired by Rainmaker in 2006. The new ReBoot, along with a new series called Tiger’s Apprentice, based on the trilogy of young adult novels by Laurence Yep, will be the first two new series out of the new company.
“The reimagining of the venerable ReBoot series comes just in time for its 2oth anniversary,” states a press release from Rainmaker. “Making its debut on television screens in 1994, ReBoot was centered on the world of Mainframe, where a guardian program sprite and his friends defended the system from superviruses bent on creating havoc and destruction. Mainframe Entertainment will team with leading computer industry manufacturers to update the ReBoot universe and create a ground-breaking viewing experience for fans.”
This is very good news for the many ReBoot fans out there who’ve been wondering where their favorite show is in the push to remake everything from the 90s. Even better is the news that this is not going to be a rebooting of ReBoot, but rather a continuation of the series, a kind of sequel series if you will.
“We are excited to focus our television production activities under the Mainframe brand with an all-new version of ReBoot as well as engage with celebrated children’s programming producer Jane Startz on Tiger’s Apprentice,” said Michael Hefferon, President and Executive Producer of Rainmaker Entertainment. “ReBoot is certain to be embraced by a new generation of fans while Tiger’s Apprentice will provide a bold and unique television experience for kids everywhere.”
There’s no release date announced yet for the new ReBoot, but the safe bet would be a Fall 2014 launch for brand new episodes of the show. We’ll keep you posted with updates as they come in.
So Bastards, are you ready to REBOOT?!?!?!
Source: Nerd Approved