The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is one of the most successful and beloved properties in history. The IP has spawned countless films, animated TV shows, comic books, video games, and more. Now, as first reported by The Cinema Spot, a new project based on the team of teenage reptiles is in development over at CBS Access.
According to insider Emre Kaya, the series will be a huge joint venture between CBS, Paramount, and Nickelodeon. The live-action series will take inspiration from and adapt The Last Ronin, which is an upcoming five-part comic series to be published by IDW Publishing. The comic’s official synopsis describes the narrative as taking place in the future, dystopian New York City far different from the one seen today. A lone surviving Ninja Turtle goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends.
The storyline will be one of the darkest stories featuring the iconic team. It would certainly boost the CBS All Access streaming service which currently touts a large catalog of classic and original Star Trek content. The series is in the early stages of development so it may be a few years before its release.
Most recently, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the focus of their film franchise with the latest film coming in 2016. Starring Megan Fox and Stephen Amell the film earned $245 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from the critics. Additionally, the characters currently appear in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The animated series is currently in season two on Nickelodeon.
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