The rumors are true, folks. One of Nickelodeon’s most popular and beloved shows is coming back. Hey Arnold! will be returning to television for a special TV movie. The extremely popular animated series was on the network between 1996 and 2004.
It’s being reported that the movie will pick up right where the original series ended, which means we will finally be getting some answers to questions we have been asking for several years. Where exactly are his parents hiding? It looks like we’re going to find out.
The project is still in development, so executives at the network aren’t saying when this movie might air. This news is certainly exciting, but it shouldn’t be too surprising. We know Nickelodeon has plans in place to bring back that old school feel to their schedule.
President, Content Development and Production for Nickelodeon Group, Russell Hicks, talked about those plans in a recent interview…
“Kids who grew up on these characters are now of the age that they are having kids and families themselves. Our library has come to fruition and it’s time for it to start coming back to life. You have to remember people who are going to watch really don’t have a recollection of ‘Hey Arnold.’ You have to make it relevant to them but also nod to the audience that is going to be interested.”
We will continue to keep you posted as this project goes through all the necessary stages. Hopefully a release date will be announced soon.