Nickelodeon continues to bring back favorite shows and characters from the 1990s, and the latest project has the network developing a “Hey Arnold!” TV movie.
The original series, about a fourth-grader who lived with his grandparents in a boarding house, aired from 1996-2004.
Variety reports: “The TV movie will feature a storyline that picks up where the original series ended and resolves unanswered plotlines — including the whereabouts of Arnold’s parents, long missing from the program. Executives at the network declined to offer a specific date for when the new content might be ready or air.”
As part of Nickelodeon’s move into rebooting its classic shows, the network created the position of senior VP of content development for franchis properties, naming Chris Viscardi to the post, Variety notes. Viscardi is the co-creator of the classic Nickelodeon series “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.”
“While Viscardi will oversee creative strategies for key content like ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘Dora The Explorer,’ he will also mine the network’s vast library of original series to develop new shows for modern audiences,” Variety reports.