We all remember our favorite cartoons from Nickelodeon back in the 90s, but the network also served some of the best game shows that we all loved such as Double Dare, Guts, and Figure It Out. Now, Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon, has announced that they will be rebooting one of Nickelodeon’s game shows from the 90s — Legends of the Hidden Temple.
Legends of the Hidden Temple aired from 1993 to 1995. The set design, which included a Mayan temple, was inspired by the Indiana Jones movies. The game show centered around a temple full of hidden treasures that teams must collect. Teams of two go through the temple in search of artifacts, and they must answer questions correctly and do physical challenges to proceed. Physical elements of the show include a set of steps, a labyrinth in the temple, and a moat. The game starts out with six teams of two, and the number of teams lessens with each round.
Before the challenge starts, Olmec, a talking head, narrates a story by the steps of knowledge. The story centers around an artifact that the teams must find within the temple.
The remaining team gets the chance to retrieve the artifact from the temple and go through the labyrinth. The artifact must be obtained within three minutes, and the contestant must exit the temple to win the grand prize.
As Slash Film reported, one thing will be different with the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot. The revival of the Nickelodeon game show will be released as a TV movie.
Viacom has recently announced plans for their upcoming programs, and Legends of the Hidden Temple came up. The TV movie will be about three siblings who walk away from a temple tour in a jungle to find a little bit of adventure. They then find themselves facing obstacles that they must go through and fight to stay alive. A familiar face will also be making an appearance — Olmec, the talking head. Cameos of the teams from the game show (Silver Snakes, Blue Barracudas, Green Monkeys, Purple Parrots, Red Jaguars, and Orange Iguanas), are also said to appear in the movie.
— Variety (@Variety) March 2, 2016
According to Variety, Nickoledon is at a good position right now. Statistics show that Nickelodeon has increased in ratings by 4 percent (2- to 11-years-old) and 57 percent for Nick Jr. Cyma Zarghami, Viacom’s president of cable networks, said that there’s plenty of opportunity for Nickelodeon.
“There’s a tremendous amount of attention on kids these days. What that says is there’s a tremendous amount of opportunity — not unlike what is going on in the grownup space. There’s just more content everywhere.”
The TV movie version of Legends of the Hidden Temple is scheduled to come out in the fourth quarter of this year, and production will begin this month. It will be written by Zach Hyatt, Jonny Umansky, and Alex Reid, and will be directed by Joe Menendez. As of this writing, there is only one actress confirmed for the reboot — Isabela Moner, who is known for her role in Nickelodeon’s 100 Things To Do Before High School.
— isabela moner (@isabelamoner) March 2, 2016
In addition to Legends of the Hidden Temple, Viacom also announced that they will be releasing a Hey Arnold! two-part TV movie, which will be released sometime in 2017.
[Image via Nickelodeon]