Let’s rock: ‘Legends of The Hidden Temple’ to return after 20 years in October

Series will witness Dee Bradley Baker reprising his role as the voice of Olmec, the giant talking stone head.

Entertainment Desk September 02, 2021

More than 20 years after Legends of The Hidden Temple first aired on Nickelodeon, the series is getting a reboot with Dee Bradley Baker reprising his role as the voice of Olmec for CW, reported Deadline.

The reimagining of the popular ’90s show is being helmed by Stone & Company, which produced the original series that ran on Nickelodeon for three seasons (1993-1995). Ready to air from October 10 on the channel, the now, adult version of the show, will preserve many of its original elements including Moat Crossings, The Steps of Knowledge and the Temple Run. The team names will also remain Purple Parrots, Blue Barracudas, Orange Iguanas, Red Jaguars, Silver Snakes and Green Monkeys.

All episodes will revolve around its hero’s journey through a mysterious jungle. Four teams will begin this journey together but only one will be “strong enough and smart enough” to enter the ominous Olmec’s Temple. This team will have to get dodge the “dreaded” Temple Guards, retrieve a lost treasure, and return it to its rightful owner.

Baker’s Olmec was a giant talking Mayan head that served as the series’ most recognisable symbol. This head was responsible for making all the necessary announcements, explaining various challenges and asking tiebreaker questions. For this reboot, however, Baker will be joined by Cristela Alonzo as the new host.

“When we asked Dee Bradley Baker to return as the one and only Olmec – our giant talking stone head, he said, ‘Let’s Rock,’ that was all I had to hear…Olmec lives,” the outlet quoted the show’s producer Scott Stone as saying.

Based on the original game show created by David G Stanley, Scott A Stone and Stephen R Brown, Legends of the Hidden Temple is produced by Stone & Company Entertainment and Nickelodeon. The series is executive produced by Scott A Stone and Marcus Fox.

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