According to Variety, “Tales of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will be a 2D series that focuses on the four turtle brothers, Leo, Ralph, Donnie, and Mikey going alone for the first time to discover who they are when they can’t rely on their brothers. The show will see the “Mutant Mayhem” cast of Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu and Brady Noon return to voice the titular ninja turtles.
It’s been just one year since the previous “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series ended, with the feature film sequel to “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” releasing on Netflix in 2022. That show shares a lot of the same DNA as “Mutant Mayhem,” exploring the early days of the turtles’ careers and showing them as younger than we’ve usually seen them. The idea of a cartoon that can bridge the two new feature films is rather brilliant, and as long as they keep the sketch-like look of “Mutant Mayhem” (even if it’s in 2D) as well as keeping the improvisational feel for the turtles’ dialogue, then this has the potential to be one cool show.