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Rise of the Mutant Ninja Turtles to hit UK screens 22nd September

Published on: 20th July 2018

Nickelodeon’s reimagined animated series will air simultaneously on Nicktoons and Channel 5, Saturday mornings at 10am. 

Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey emerge from the sewers and tap into undiscovered ninja powers in Nickelodeon’s reimagined, 2D-animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, debuting in the UK simultaneously on Nicktoons and Channel 5 from Saturday 22nd September at 10am. This will be the first UK simulcast across Viacom owned Nicktoons and Channel 5.

Episode 1, Mystic Mayhem, will be free to watch for one week from 15th September on Nick.co.uk, Nicktoons.co.uk and Nick Play. In the half-hour launch episode, the Turtles discover for the first time that they’re not the weirdest things in New York.

From 15th September Sky Subscribers will also be able to watch a sneak peek of Mystic Mayhem along with four additional stories and four pieces of additional short form content exclusively on Sky VOD ahead of the show’s linear broadcast on Nicktoons and Channel 5.

The action-comedy series follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. In the months following, the series will premiere globally across Nickelodeon’s channels and branded blocks in 170+ countries and territories.

The line-up of guest stars voicing these new mutants and bizarre villains includes: Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Big Mama, a gigantic spider mutant; John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) as Warren Stone, a former news anchor turned mutant earthworm; and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Albearto, a singing, birthday-loving rampaging robot.

The new 26-episode series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.

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