Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, coming to Nickelodeon in the US September 17, reunites Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo to fight new enemies with a brand new style, a shockingly overqualified voice cast, and a brand new trailer, too.
Alongside the energetic, visually distinct animation style, the voice cast here is a huge draw: Ben Schwartz from Parks and Recreation as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re the Worst) as Michelangelo, and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as the first African-American iteration of April O’Neil.
Rounding out the cast is, among others, John Cena (!) as the baddie Baron Draxum, who apparently wants to turn everyone into mutants; Lena Headey (!!) from Game of Thrones as Big Mama, who Entertainment Weekly describes only as a “giant spider mutant”; and Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten (!!!) as a mutant pig named (seriously) Meat Sweats.
Dang, what a cast. The first episode will have a preview showing in the US on Nickelodeon tomorrow. No word yet on an Australian broadcast date. The trailer, coupled with a bonus sneak peek, is below.