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Legends of the Hidden Temple to receive “grown up” reboot

Geared for adults, the new version will take place in an actual jungle

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Legends of the Hidden Temple
Legends of the Hidden Temple

    Nickelodeon is reviving its beloved 90’s game show Legends of the Hidden Temple, but with a twist. The forthcoming reboot will be geared for children of the 90’s who are now all grown up.

    As announced today, Nickeleodon has entered into a partnership with Quibi, the new short-form streaming platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg, for a reimagined take on Legends of the Hidden Temple.

    “This new, supersized, reimagined version will preserve many of the favorite original elements of the show – the Moat Crossing, Olmec and the Temple Run – but will see them ‘grown up’ for an audience that’s grown up along with them,” according to a press release. “The entire set will be taken out of the studio, into a jungle and scaled up with tougher challenges and bigger prizes on the line.”

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    Scott A. Stone, one of the original creators of Legends of the Hidden Temple, is returning for the reboot. He’ll serve as a producer alongside Nickelodeon.

    Quibi is set to launch in April 2020 with more than 50 scripted and unscripted original programs. A vast majority of the content will be released in eight to 10 minute chapters that can easily be consumed on tablets and mobile devices. Subscriptions will range between $5 and $8 per month depending on whether or not you want an ad free experience.

    Earlier this month it was revealed a revival of Reno 911 would be among Quibi’s initial offerings. Other projects include the adventure show Killing Zac Efron, a horror anthology series from Sam Raimi, and new takes on The Fugitive and Varsity Blues.

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    In related news, Disney+ is developing a Star Wars trivia game show inspired by Legends of the Hidden Temple.

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