We have got some Smurf-tacular news: Nickelodeon is set to debut an all-new animated series, The Smurfs.
The Smurfs, having originally debuted in 1981, are back and they are set to make their Nickelodeon debut in a new series, Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
The exciting news was recently announced by Nickelodeon, in addition with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, the worldwide licensors for The Smurfs.
According to the official synopsis of the show, it “follows Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy and the other inhabitants of Smurf Village on all-new adventures, packed with humor, heart and high-stakes action. In the premiere episode, “Smurf-Fu,” Smurfette rescues Brainy from a giant snake, the other Smurfs ask her to teach them “Smurf-Fu.” In the next episode, “Diaper Daddy,” when everyone is tired of changing Baby’s diapers, Handy decides to invent a robot that will do the job.”
The voice over cast that is bringing the adorable blue creatures back into the limelight include a star-studded cast. The cast for the new series include: David Freeman (7 Promises) as Papa Smurf, the father figure keeping the other Smurfs in line; Berangere McNeese (Matriochkas) as Smurfette, a curious Smurf who is always ready to take part in new adventures; Lenny Mark Irons (No Man’s Land) as Gargamel, a conniving human wizard with a bottomless thirst to capture Smurfs; Youssef El Kaoukibi (NRJ Belgium) as Brainy, who considers himself the smartest of the bunch; and Catherine Hershey (Boundary Games) as Willow, the brave and wise matriarch of a new tribe of girl Smurfs.
The new series underscores Nickelodeon’s strategy and commitment to be the home of the biggest franchises kids and families love. The Smurfs joins SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & You!, the all-new animated Star Trek: Prodigy series and the Transformers co-production.
If you were a fan back in the 80s of Brazilian cartoonist Peyo’s creation, make sure to tune-in with your kids to watch the new episodes. We cannot wait to see what adventures await!