Totally Spies! is being revived and headed straight to Cartoon Network and Max in 2024. French media company Banijay Kids & Family made the announcement in a press release today, confirming that Warner Bros. Discovery acquired the rights to the seventh season of the French-Canadian animated series.
The show centers around a trio of teenage girls — brainiac Sam, fashionable Clover, and clumsy Alex — who balance their high school lives in Beverly Hills and their jobs as secret agents for the World Organization of Human Protection (WOOHP), using new gadgets in every episode to get them out of whatever situation warrants them during their missions.
It’s like the anime version of Charlie’s Angels, except the girls actually see their boss instead of talking to him through a speaker box.
While later seasons of the original series saw the girls go off to college, the company said that Season 7 will be considered a reboot with the girls attending high school once again in a new city.
“With strong female leads and an aesthetic that has inspired a generation, Totally Spies! is an iconic show with a hugely passionate global fanbase, eager to join the agents on their latest adventures,” Banijay Kids & Family CEO and producer Benoît Di Sabatino said. “The new series stays true to all the key elements that make the show so popular, but has been lovingly updated for a new audience, reflecting the modern challenges faced by both high-schoolers and spies alike!”
The news comes over a year after Thomas Astruc, the creator of Miraculous Ladybug who worked as a storyboard artist for Totally Spies!, announced the show’s comeback, which was supposed to be released this year, only to get pushed back to next year. The new season/reboot of Totally Spies will premiere on Cartoon Network in the United States and then on Max (the new name for HBO Max) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Totally Spies originally aired for 6 seasons from 2001 to 2015. In the United States, it aired on ABC Family (now Freeform) first before moving to Cartoon Network in 2003. The show got a prequel film after the fifth season in 2009, which focuses on Sam, Clover, and Alex’s budding new friendship and first mission together.
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