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Nickleodeon's Legends Of The Hidden Temple Is Returning As Show For Adults

Nickleodeon's Legends Of The Hidden Temple Is Returning As Show For Adults

Great news! Legends of the Hidden Temple is returning, and better still, it's returning in grown-up form - so you can enjoy all the nostalgia without feeling weird about watching a children's game show.

The show was originally broadcast on Nickleodeon in the 90s and featured lots of kids running excitedly around a temple in gold helmets searching for lost treasure.

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It was presented by Kirk Fogg, though you're more likely to remember the massive talking Olmec - or stone head, to you and me.

Remember Kirk and Olmec? Credit: Nickleodeon
Remember Kirk and Olmec? Credit: Nickleodeon

Anyway, the show will be making a somewhat unexpected but welcome return in 2020 on the super modern platform Quibi - an American short-form mobile video platform due to launch in April.

But rather than recreate the old show, they've decided to reinvent it as a programme for an adult audience 'that's grown up along with them'. In order to do this, producers say the whole set will be 'taken out of the studio, into a jungle, and scaled up with tougher challenges and bigger prizes on the line'.

But while the show will be different to how you remember it, many of the original elements of the show that made it so popular will be reinstated, such as the Moat Crossing, the Temple Run and of course Olmec.

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It is not clear yet whether Fogg or Dee Bradley Baker, who voiced the original Olmec, will play a part.

The show is being executive produced by Scott A. Stone - one of the original Legends of the Hidden Temple creators - and it sounds like he's very excited to be bringing it back in the modern day on smaller (but much higher quality) screens.

He said: "Bringing back Legends for Quibi is a dream come true. I have been so lucky to be part of this defining millennial show, and now there is a defining millennial platform to go with it. I couldn't be more excited."

Who fancies going on the adult version? Credit: Nickleodeon
Who fancies going on the adult version? Credit: Nickleodeon

Quibi will aim to offer people an on-the-go viewing platform and will only be available on mobile devices, with all shows no longer than 10 minutes. Among its programming, Quibi will feature a nature series made by the BBC, Idris Elba in a stunt driving show, a Judge Judy-style programme with Chrissy Teigen and a comedy series produced by Dwayne Johnson.

The platform will launch in the US on 6 April and will cost viewers $4.99 (£3.74) per month for ad-supported viewing or $7.99 (£5.99) per month for ad-free viewing.

Featured Image Credit: Nickleodeon

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.