ReBoot, in many ways, was a show that belonged to its time. The series about a group of guardians that lived inside a computer mainframe and protected users from a series of viruses was considered almost revolutionary considering the 3D animation that went into it and the story’s setting.
It’s one of the few shows that remained untouched by studios after it went off the air in 2001, but just like a number of series from the ’90s and early 2000s, ReBoot is getting, well, rebooted.
Corus Entertainment announced yesterday that it was bringing ReBoot back as a live-action/CGI-animated hybrid. The new series “follows four teenagers who discover that they’ve been selected to become the Next-Generation Guardians of cyber space,” according to a news release, and is slated to air in 2018.
After playing “Cyber Guardians,” a popular MMO, the four teens are recruited by a security agency to defend the cyberspace they coexist in. The live-action sequences will follow the teens when they’re out of the game and living their day-to-day lives, but as soon as they’re on duty, it will switch over to CGI animation. The animation will all be constructed using Unreal’s game engine.
More information is expected to be released in the coming months, but the show is currently in pre-production.