I for one being a fan of the original ReBoot cannot wait for this series revival. That being said the inclusion of Megabyte with a new actor (Please be David Kaye) and hopefully some old faces pop up as time goes with it. This will make a great revival of an old show. Another thing I love is that despite Rainmaker’s merger with Mainframe in the early 2000’s is that the old Mainframe is revived as well for more TV greatness. I just wish Transformers got lucky enough to go back there. As for the update, not sure how I feel about it on Megabyte’s possible upgrade…
Corus Entertainment has given the go-ahead to Rainmaker Ent.’s television division Mainframe Entertainment to produce 26 half-hour episodes of their re-imagining of first-of-its-kind CG series classic ReBoot. Reboot: The Guardian Code is a live-action/CG animated hybrid series and will be distributed globally by TWC/Dimension Television (excluding Canada). The production kick off, on the heels of the show’s 20th anniversary, was announced at the Banff World Media Festival.
Created by Michael Hefferon, Reboot: The Guardian Code is based on the original ReBoot created by Gavin Blair, John Grace, Phil Mitchell and Ian Pearson. The reinvigorated adventure-comedy will follow four teens (Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra) who discover they’re next-gen Guardians with a mission to save the world, by defending it in cyberspace. With the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Program, the young heroes use awesome code-based powers to battle viruses unleashed by a ruthless hacker, known only as the Sourceror, bent on ruling the world by controlling cyberspace. And yes, fans, Megabyte will be back and he’s getting a major upgrade.
“We are delighted to receive the greenlight from Corus Entertainment to move forward with the production of Reboot: The Guardian Code,” said Rainmaker’s President and CCO Michael Hefferon. “Technology is ever-changing and Reboot: The Guardian Code will utilize the very technology inherent in the concept of the show—and prevalent in kids’ everyday lives—to drive a new type of relationship across multiple platforms. Reboot: The Guardian Code and associated brand extensions will deliver mass appeal with a technology focus, empowering kids with the tools and confidence to chart their own course in a world that is increasingly dependent on and powered by technological knowledge.”
Source: Animation Magazine
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UPDATE: Is this the New Megabyte Upgrade?
We already knew that The Guardian Code will attempt to resolve the show’s season four cliffhanger, and that all the major characters from the original series will feature in more than just cameo roles (though some of the minor characters might be just cameos to deal with older tech-jargon”). But now we also know that the new series is about (emphasis our own):
four teens (Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra) who discover that they’re next-gen Guardians with a mission to save the world, by defending it in cyberspace. The Internet revolutionized the world, but it also left it vulnerable to attack. With the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Program, our heroes stream into cyberspace where they use their awesome code-based powers to battle viruses that have been unleashed by a ruthless hacker. Known only as the Sourcerer, he seeks to rule the world by controlling cyberspace. Original fans of the show will be happy to hear that Megabyte will be back and he’s getting a major upgrade. ReBoot will showcase leading edge technologies and bring coding into the mainstream for kids.
When Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra are not trying to stop viruses from overloading a nuclear power station, or remotely opening a dam to flood a city, or playing Criss Cross Crash Hour with a city’s transportation grid, our heroes are being typical teens: arguing with their parents over curfews; dealing with crushes; or trying to avoid getting suspended for skipping class when they’re really on a cyber mission to save the world!
Source: The Mary Sue