2018 is all about reinventing the past when it comes to all things entertainment. This retro 90s trend is full-blown with several different remakes of our favorite TV shows and movies. Amongst the lists of shows being resurrected from the past is popular Nickelodeon pre-schooler-aimed series Blue’s Clues—and we are so ready to break out the handy dandy notebook.
We won’t be expecting Blue’s original owner, Steve, to make a comeback after he mysteriously disappeared in 2002—reemerging in 2017 to tell The Daily Mail, “I was going bald and I kind of looked around and I'm like – the people who decided that I should wear these pants are not going to choose a wig with any dignity for me. It's just not going to happen." Actor Donovan Patton, who played Steve’s brother, Joe, took over the role of host and Blue’s caretaker for the last two years Blue Clue’s was on the air.
According to Deadline, the series, set to hold a casting call for the new live-action host on April 14th will have a “refreshed signature look.” As reported in a Nickelodeon press release, viewers can expect all new production and animation for the reboot. The show was already picked up for a 20-episode run.
“With Blue’s Clues, Nickelodeon launched what became TV’s first generation of interactivity for preschoolers and set the bar for quality, curriculum-driven shows we have made since,” said Cyma Zarghami, president of the Nickelodeon Group, in a press release. “The new, modern version of Blue’s Clues will capture all the original’s creativity and visual identity for a whole new audience ready for its fun adventures and expertly designed problem-solving curriculum.”
Production for the revolutionary, interactive show is set to begin this summer. As adults who once enjoyed these programs as children ourselves, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be emotionally invested in what our kids will be watching. Let’s hope this catches like wildfire because a Rocket Power or The Wild Thornberrys reboot would be a dream come true.