Nickelodeon is bringing one of the most annoying songs ever for many parents to the small screen, as the network has put a Baby Shark animated series into production. The show will be directly based on the popular viral video by Pinkfong, which has become a massive online sensation. As of now, there aren't many details on the upcoming series, such as how many episodes will be included or when the show may possibly premiere. What is known is that the series is definitely a go, and the company behind Pinkfong, SmartStudy, will also be involved. More than likely, the infamous song itself will also be featured in every episode, so it looks like parents may not be through hearing the never-ending tune just yet.
Nickelodeon Animation executive vice president Ramsey Naito confirmed the show's development, commenting on its production in a statement. "Baby Shark has captured the imagination of millions of fans around the world, so it's no surprise it's one of the top 10 most-viewed videos on YouTube ever," Naito says. He adds: "At the heart of any popular piece of content is a terrific character, and we have a great opportunity to further explore the world of Baby Shark and follow this family through some great animated adventures on Nickelodeon." Indeed, watching the video does suggest that it's a perfect fit for Nickelodeon, and that it's nearing 3 billion views on YouTube shows how the series got its greenlight.
Baby Shark isn't the first viral sensation to make it into other media. The internet hoax known as the "MOMO Challenge," which depicted a horrifying bird sculpture challenging children to harm themselves in purported viral videos, is currently being made into a movie. Considering how rapidly the faux story spread, it seems the feeling is the MOMO creature would make for an excellent movie villain. The Slender Man creepypasta story has also been previously made into a movie after becoming widely known across the internet. Baby Shark getting the greenlight at Nickelodeon now proves that it's not just internet boogeymen coming to the big (or small) screen.
Nickelodeon has also recently released the first teaser video for their upcoming Blue's Clues reboot. Titled Blue's Clues and You, the new show will bring back Blue and all of her friends from the original with an updated look. This time, the series will feature new host Joshua Dela Cruz, but original voice actor and series creator Traci Paige Johnson will once again be voicing Blue. Blue's Clues and You will feature all digital animation, but with the art style remaining fairly the same, it looks to retain the same spirit of the original show's run. The series will officially premiere this November on Nick Jr.
Additionally, Nickelodeon has renewed mainstays on the network like PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Abby Hatcher, and Butterbean's Cafe. An upcoming spin-off of Spongebob Squarepants called Kamp Koral has also been put into motion. For anyone unhappy about Baby Shark coming to the network, it should help to know Nickelodeon will still have plenty of other content. This information comes to us from Entertainment Weekly.