Before kids of the '90s wanted to be sorted into houses named Gryffindor and Slytherin, they wanted to be seen on Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple, wearing the colors of the Blue Barracudas and the Silver Snakes. From 1993 to 1995, the action-adventure game show featured rope swings, puzzles, and a big talking stone head with glowing eyes named Olmec. Now, according to Variety, the series and Hey Arnold!—another show from Nick's Golden Age—will soon return to the small screen as TV movies.
The new projects are being developed thanks to the nostalgia of a few millennials, according to Cyma Zarghami, President of Viacom's Kids and Family Group which oversees Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TEENnick, and other outlets. More than five years ago, the company's interns presented the idea of sharing throwback content online. Instead, the company decided to add the shows to a late night lineup on television. "Interest in the Nick library was becoming louder and louder and louder," Zarghami told Variety.
Hidden Temple will be adapted into a live-action TV movie and will focus on three siblings working their way through obstacles to stay alive. Variety writes that the movie, slated for late this year, will also include "nods to other elements from the original show," including Olmec and the Steps of Knowledge, as well as "cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar and silver snakes, among others."
There are no details at this time about the two-part Hey Arnold! movie, except that we all have to wait until 2017 to see it.