Legends of the Hidden Temple is coming back to TV, but it won't be on Nickelodeon. Instead, the popular gameshow from the early 1990s is coming to Quibi, with some major changes. While the original version of the show was for kids, the upcoming reboot lets adults get in on the fun. Nickelodeon ran the original series from 1993 to 1995, spanning 120 episodes. Quibi's mobile video platform is also developing a version of Comedy Central's Reno 911 season 7 with the original cast and crew.
While Legends Of The Hidden Temple was originally for kids, the reboot will contain many of the same competitive elements, including the Moat Crossing, Olmec, and the Temple Run. The original gameshow took place in a studio, but the new version of the show will take place outdoors in a jungle, which should make for some interesting scenery. The challenges will be a lot harder, but the rewards will be greater in return. Executive producer Scott A. Stone, who is also one of the show's creators, had this to say about the reboot.
"Bringing back Legends for Quibi is a dream come true. I have been so lucky to be part of this defining millennial show, and now there is a defining millennial platform to go with it. I couldn't be more excited."
The Legends Of The Hidden Temple reboot is being produced by Nickelodeon and Stone and Company Entertainment. Though the original show only ran for three seasons, it has remained immensely popular and reruns aired all the way through 1999. In 2016, Nickelodeon developed a made-for-TV movie, which was also popular. It makes one wonder why it took this long to get another version of the series going. However, it seems keeping the show up and running was a lot harder than initially thought.
The original version of The Legends Of The Hidden Temple was influenced by the Indiana Jones franchise, which is evident by taking one look at the show and its set. The gameshow involved three rounds of competition and a final round featuring the Temple Run, which has become a part of pop culture. Six teams made up of two kids competed to obtain an historical artifact. Athletic skill and some luck came into play, along with the producers only able to award the grand prize to a few winners.
Producers were only allocated enough money to let a handful of teams win during the course of The Legends Of The Hidden Temple series. The Temple Run was designed to be incredibly difficult, which is why only around 30 teams ended up taking home the top prize in the 120 episodes. Making things even harder, the kids were picked and put into teams at random, which led to some fights behind-the-scenes more than once. Let's hope Quibi can learn from some of these mistakes in order to make a real reboot with some real prizes and a chance to get them. Deadline was the first to report the reboot news.