Seth Green joins Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth Green joins the Turtles, as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets a season four order...
Here’s some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles casting news for you that has nothing to do with the upcoming Michael Bay produced film/internet enragement project (albeit one that some Den of Geek contributors are quite looking forward to).
When the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon relaunch, which plays on Nickelodeon in the US and on Nicktoons in the UK, returns for its third season, Leonardo voice actor Jason Biggs won’t be returning with it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the role of Leonardo will be filled by Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green. No reason for Biggs’ departure was given, although it could be something to do with either the actor’s hobby of causing controversy on Twitter or the growing success of the Netflix-produced TV series Orange Is The New Black, which features Biggs.
Seth Green, who appeared in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Idle Hands, will bring his geek credibility to the already nerd-friendly cast, which includes Rob Paulson, Sean Astin and Mae Whitman, along with Den Of Geek favourite Greg Cipes. While we’ve been big fans of Jason Biggs work on the show, if he is going to be replaced it’s difficult to feel disappointed with Green as the replacement. We’re excited to see what the funny, energetic actor will bring to the role. So excited we may even have disturbed some of the surrounding offices with our cries of ‘Cowabunga’ and ‘Turtle Power’. We may even have let out a ‘Boyakasha’ or two.
The Hollywood Reporter article also confirms that the show has been renewed for a fourth season. This is less surprising news. In fact, when we spoke to the team behind the show earlier this year, they highlighted that they were working on multiple seasons at the same time. We were particularly pleased with the news though, because, as regular readers will know, we think Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is great.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans may also be interested to know that comics publisher IDW is launching its new Turtles miniseries, Turtles In Time (named after the early 90s game which was available on the Super Nintendo and on arcade machines and was just ridiculously fun), today. The first issue opens with an image of Raphael punching a dinosaur in the face, so probably keep an eye open for it.
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