As the heroes in a half shell celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, Nickelodeon has picked up a fourth season of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” CG-animated series with a 20-episode order. The announcement was made by Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” ranked as one of the top five animated series for first quarter across all of television, and in consumer products is a retail success around the world. New “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” episodes currently air on Nickelodeon, with season three to debut this fall, and season four slated for fall 2015.
Beginning season three, Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”) will join the voice cast as Leonardo alongside Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings”) as Raphael, Rob Paulsen (“Planet Sheen”) as Donatello, Greg Cipes (“Teen Titans”) as Michelangelo, Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”) as April ONeil, Hoon Lee (“Royal Pains”) as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson (“Penguins of Madagascar”) as Shredder. Josh Peck (“Drake & Josh”) is Casey Jones, and Corey Feldman (The Goonies) reoccurs as Slash. The series is executive produced by Ciro Nieli.
“The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a global hit, maintaining impressive numbers across the network’s ratings and our digital and consumer products platforms,” said Hicks. “While new episodes will continue to debut on Nickelodeon, we look forward to propelling the momentum with a fourth season for our loyal fans.”
Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” premiered Sept. 29, 2012, and was an immediate ratings win, drawing almost 12 million viewers during its premiere weekend.
Fans of Nickelodeons “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” can expect to see newly reimagined original and franchise characters and villains, and an ooze of guest stars including Danny Trejo, J.B. Smoove, Fred Tatasciore, Jon Heder, Robert Englund and Renae Jacobs in new episodes of season two and three. Roseanne Barr will reprise her role as Kraang Prime.