A 1970s television classic is getting a revival over at Amazon Studios. The premium entertainment service announced that Sid and Marty Kroft are teaming up with the company to produce a TV reboot of “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.”
“We also look forward to reviving the classic ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ that has a strong message of friendship,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios.
The original “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” was a live-action children’s show that ran for two seasons from 1973 to 1975. The new version follows the same premise of two brothers, Johnny and Scotty, who befriend Sigmund, a friendly young sea-monster who escapes from his old life and his comically dysfunctional brothers Slurp and Blurp, and hide him in their Clubhouse. The new version adds their cousin Robyn and Captain Barnabas, an ambitious sea-monster hunter portrayed by David Arquette.
The series will be executive produced by the Kroffts, with Jonathan Judge directing the pilot. Garrett Frawley and Brian Turner wrote the new teleplay based on the classic series.
Amazon also announced the development of “The Bug Diaries,” an animated comedy series for preschoolers based on Doreen Cronin’s children’s book, illustrated by Harry Bliss.
No release date for “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” has been announced at the moment.