Corus Entertainment has given the go-ahead to Rainmaker Ent.’s television division Mainframe Entertainment to produce 26 half-hour episodes of their reimagining of first-of-its-kind CG series classic ReBoot. Reboot: The Guardian Code is a live-action/CG animated hybrid series and will be distributed globally by TWC/Dimension Television (excluding Canada). The production kick off, on the heels of the show’s 20th anniversary, was announced at the Banff World Media Festival.
Created by Michael Hefferon, Reboot: The Guardian Code is based on the original ReBoot created by Gavin Blair, John Grace, Phil Mitchell and Ian Pearson. The reinvigorated adventure-comedy will follow four teens (Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra) who discover they’re next-gen Guardians with a mission to save the world, by defending it in cyberspace. With the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Program, the young heroes use awesome code-based powers to battle viruses unleashed by a ruthless hacker, known only as the Sourceror, bent on ruling the world by controlling cyberspace. And yes, fans, Megabyte will be back and badder than ever.
“We are delighted to receive the greenlight from Corus Entertainment to move forward with the production of Reboot: The Guardian Code,” said Rainmaker’s President and CCO Michael Hefferon. “Technology is ever-changing and Reboot: The Guardian Code will utilize the very technology inherent in the concept of the show—and prevalent in kids’ everyday lives—to drive a new type of relationship across multiple platforms. Reboot: The Guardian Code and associated brand extensions will deliver mass appeal with a technology focus, empowering kids with the tools and confidence to chart their own course in a world that is increasingly dependent on and powered by technological knowledge.”