If you’re an ’80s baby, this may excite you. The ThunderCats are returning!
Yep, the popular 1980s animated series has been given the green light from Warner Bros. Animation for a new run of shows, which will debut on Cartoon Network in 2019, reports EW.
Titled ThunderCats Roar, the reboot plans to stay true to the original series, with tons of action, but will a but more comedy.
Airing from 1985 to 1989, the original ThunderCats followed the adventures of a group of catlike humanoid aliens named Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, Snarf, and WilyKit and WilyKat.
“I think the world that they built lends itself really well to comedy because of how silly and crazy and outlandish those ideas are and some of those settings are,” producer Victor Courtright says. “But at the same time, it wouldn’t be ThunderCats if it didn’t have super cool action elements because that’s what people came back to. It’s very much something that we want to lean on. So with the new show, we’re not walking away from the action in any bit. Every step we take towards comedy, we take two more towards really cool action scenes and explosions and lasers and actions effects.”
Warner Bros. says this of ThunderCats Roar:
“Staying true to the premise of the original series, Lion-O and the ThunderCats — Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit — barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O, the newly appointed Lord of the ThunderCats, attempts to lead the team as they make this planet their new home. A bizarre host of creatures and villains stand in their way, including the evil Mumm-Ra, Third Earth’s wicked ruler who will let nothing, including the ThunderCats, stop his tyrannical reign over the planet.”