“Rocko’s Modern Life” is coming back. That will be a hoot!
Nickelodeon announced on Thursday, the 25th anniversary of Nickelodeon Animation, that it has greenlit an original one-hour TV special based on its classic 1990s hit.
Series creator Joe Murray is on board as an executive producer. The special will bring back all the show’s classic characters and offer some new takes on life in O-Town. Additional news of Rocko’s airdate and casting will be announced in the coming months.
“I’m very happy to be rejoining Rocko and my friends from O-Town again,” Murray said. “What I have found by bringing these characters back is that it’s not so much about nostalgia, but a sense that they still feel relevant and fresh to me, and after twenty years, they can’t wait to comment on modern life in the 21st century. They still have a lot to say.”
Originally airing from 1993-1996, “Rocko’s Modern Life” follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer Wolfe and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town.
The special marks the latest attempt by Nickelodeon to bring back some of its 90’s classics. “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie,” a new, original TV movie, will feature a storyline picking up from where the original series ended in 2004. In addition, a “Legends of the Hidden Temple” original TV movie will debut this fall.