Ok, for everyone’s sanity, let’s get the obvious pun out of the way… ReBoot is getting a reboot. For those of you who are unaware, ReBoot was a TV series that ran for four seasons between 1994 and 2002.
The series took place inside a computer world known as mainframe. In this world, a guardian sprite and his companions defend this world from threats from viruses and the user.
One of the main reasons that the series is remembered is that it was one of the first TV series to use 3D digital animation. While this has meant that the design of the show has not aged very well, the show still has a fairly large fanbase.
As such, Rainmaker, the studio that owns the rights to ReBoot, has been trying to relaunch it in film or television for quite some time. Finally, they have been able to get the project together, and will be releasing a new series called, ReBoot: The Guardian Code.
The synopsis for the show released to the public states:
ReBoot: the Guardian Code is an adventure-comedy series about four teens (Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra) who discover that they’re next-gen Guardians with a mission to save the world, by defending it in cyberspace. The Internet revolutionized the world, but it also left it vulnerable to attack. With the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Program, our heroes stream into cyberspace where they use their awesome code-based powers to battle viruses that have been unleashed by a ruthless hacker. Known only as the Sourcerer, he seeks to rule the world by controlling cyberspace. Original fans of the show will be happy to hear that Megabyte will be back and he’s getting a major upgrade. ReBoot will showcase leading edge technologies and bring coding into the mainstream for kids.
When Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra are not trying to stop viruses from overloading a nuclear power station, or remotely opening a dam to flood a city, or playing Criss Cross Crash Hour with a city’s transportation grid, our heroes are being typical teens: arguing with their parents over curfews; dealing with crushes; or trying to avoid getting suspended for skipping class when they’re really on a cyber mission to save the world!
Ok… This sounds significantly different from the original series. This synopsis has been very divisive amongst the fans of the show. However, with no current release date for this show, we may have some time to wait to see if this reboot will work… Sorry.
Source: Aggressive Comics