This might be the best news you hear all day. The CW Network has ordered a new, reimagined edition of the iconic Nickelodeon adventure series Legends of the Hidden Temple, further expanding the network’s alternative programming slate. The series premiere date and time will be announced later.
Fans of the original series will recognize “Olmec” – the giant talking Mayan head – the “Moat Crossings,” “The Steps of Knowledge,” the “Temple Run,” and of course, the iconic team names: “Purple Parrots,” “Blue Barracudas,” “Orange Iguanas,” “Red Jaguars,” “Silver Snakes” and “Green Monkeys.”
I was a BIG fan of the show when I was a kid (always would watch after school) so I am pumped for this take on the program. This version however takes contestants out of the studio and into a “jungle” with tougher challenges and much bigger prizes on the line.
Every episode is a hero’s journey through a mysterious jungle. Five teams begin the journey, but only one is “strong enough and smart enough” to enter the ominous Olmec’s Temple, avoid the “dreaded” Temple Guards, retrieve a lost treasure, and return it to its rightful owner. Legends of the Hidden Temple originally aired from 1993-1995 on Nickelodeon.