The trend of revivals and reboots continue with Nickelodeon’s highly-anticipated Rocko’s Modern Life film. The popular 1990s Nicktoon was originally slated to premiere on the kid’s network but was delayed and now has found a new home at Netflix. It was announced on Tuesday that Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling would premiere on the streaming service next month. It had long been rumored that the special had been canceled until online petitions and a support appeal by the show’s creator Joe Murray apparently helped land the special on Netflix. While the majority of nostalgia fans are happy that they will finally get to see the new TV film which finds Rocko and his Pals in modern-day O-Town some are critical of the choice for Nickelodeon not airing the special.
Nickelodeon is still fully supporting the release of the special even if it is on Netflix instead of the network itself.
“Following our news about Hey Arnold! and Legends of the Hidden Temple, greenlighting a Rocko’s Modern Life TV special is another strong example of how we are bringing our library content back for both new audiences and the generation that grew up on them in the ‘90s,” said Chris Viscardi, SVP, Content Development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. “It’s a testament to the strength and appeal of these characters that so many people have loved Nick animation for these last 25 years, and we are excited to bring them back for new stories and adventures.”
Rocko’s Modern Life Static Cling will premiere on Netflix on August 9th. You can watch the official date announcement in the video below.