The CW has ordered a new, reimagined edition of the iconic Nickelodeon adventure series Legends of the Hidden Temple, further expanding the network’s alternative programming slate. A version of the series was originally going to debut on the Quibi until the service was shut down.
The series’ premiere date and time will be announced later, but you can casting is happening now. The series is looking for competitors at least 21 years of age who are able to be in the Los Angeles area in July.
This supersized, adult version of Legends of the Hidden Temple preserves many of the original Nickelodeon series’ favorite elements, including “Olmec” (the giant talking Mayan head), the “Moat Crossings,” “The Steps of Knowledge,” and the “Temple Run.”
Also coming back are the iconic team names: “Purple Parrots,” “Blue Barracudas,” “Orange Iguanas,” “Red Jaguars,” “Silver Snakes” and “Green Monkeys.”
This time, the entire show is taken out of the studio into a “jungle” and scaled up with tougher challenges and much bigger prizes on the line. Every episode is a hero’s journey through a mysterious jungle.
Five teams begin the journey, but only one is “strong enough and smart enough” to enter the ominous Olmec’s Temple, avoid the “dreaded” Temple Guards, retrieve a lost treasure, and return it to its rightful owner.
Legends of the Hidden Temple, the cherished ‘90s Nickelodeon competition show, originally aired from 1993-1995, with repeats airing continuously for nearly thirty years. The series holds a special place in millennial hearts — inspiring a movie, mobile games, a board game, and one of the most popular Halloween costumes every year.
Based on the original game show created by David G. Stanley, Scott A. Stone and Stephen R. Brown, Legends of the Hidden Temple is produced by Stone & Company Entertainment and Nickelodeon.
The series is executive produced by Scott A. Stone and Marcus Fox (Paradise Run).