What the fuck?! I thought this was a joke, but it’s not. Reported on Entertainment Weekly, there is a new series that is bringing back Thundercats, but in a more Titans Go! comical series. No really. This is a thing. I know it is marketed towards children, but is this really? The previous two series were astounding. This looks so…ehhh… It feels like nothing toward the original series or the 2011 remake.
The official tagline of the show states: “Staying true to the premise of the original series, Lion-O and the ThunderCats — Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit — barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O, the newly appointed Lord of the ThunderCats, attempts to lead the team as they make this planet their new home. A bizarre host of creatures and villains stand in their way, including the evil Mumm-Ra, Third Earth’s wicked ruler who will let nothing, including the ThunderCats, stop his tyrannical reign over the planet.”
The premise sounds traditional to the original 1980s Thundercats, but what the fuck are they thinking with this animation and to make it a comedy? Ugh…there was a great remake to the Thundercats series that ran on Cartoon Network that never got a finale. Why couldn’t that be done on Netflix? I would absolutely fangasm if we had a second season to that one as it was so well made and still giving respect to the original series. This new series is set to air in 2019. I will give it one episode but more than likely not be watching it.
Below is a small interview with Victor Courtwright, Producer of the show.