Football Head and his friends are coming back for a new Hey Arnold TV movie, which is currently being developed by the series’ original creator for Nickelodeon.
Hey Arnold, created by Craig Bartlett, aired from 1996 – 2004 and followed Arnold, a fourth-grader who lived in a boarding house with his grandparents and experienced life with a diverse group of friends. According to Variety, who broke the news, the movie will pick right up “where the original series ended and resolves unanswered plotlines–including the whereabouts of Arnold’s parents, long missing from the program.”
“Kids who grew up on these characters are now of the age that they are having kids and families themselves,” said Russell Hicks, president, content development and production, for Nickelodeon Group, according to the site. “Our library has come to fruition and it’s time for it to start coming back to life.”
Hicks added that while classics like Hey Arnold will slowly be coming back, they’ll be tailored for the new generation. “You have to remember people who are going to watch really don’t have a recollection of Hey Arnold. You have to make it relevant to them but also nod to the audience that is going to be interested.”
If you want to re-watch episodes of Hey Arnold in the meantime, catch him in the mix of 90’s Nick shows on The Splat, airing on TeenNick from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. (ET/PT).
There’s no date set for the premiere of the Hey Arnold movie, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more news.
Are you ready to find out what in the world happened to Arnold’s parents? We know we are!
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