Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Billy West Confirms 'Ren & Stimpy' Reboot Is Still In Development

It's been a while since we last heard any update about Comedy Central's upcoming The Ren & Stimpy Show reboot, however, Billy West, who is set to reprise his iconic roles of Ren Hoeck and Stimpson J. Cat for the new series, has confirmed that the reboot is still in development.

The Ren & Stimpy Show

Replying to a fan on Twitter/X asking whether Ren & Stimpy were coming back, West revealed "Yes they are! Sit tight and wait for announcements…".

The Ren & Stimpy Show premiered on August 11, 1991 as one of the original Nicktoons, alongside Rugrats and Doug. The cult Emmy-nominated animated series followed Ren, foul-tempered Chihuahua, and Stimpy, a good-natured yet dimwitted cat. It aired for nearly 100 episodes over five seasons on Nickelodeon, ending in December 1995. The following year, the series had a run on MTV.

The show's creator, John Kricfalusi, would go on to try and replicate the success of Ren & Stimpy without the restraint of a kid’s network, churning out Ren & Stimpy’s Adult Cartoon Party in 2003, but it turned out the censorship battles made the show what it was. 

In August 2020, Comedy Central announced that it had commissioned a reimagening of Nickelodeon's  The Ren & Stimpy Show, 25 years after the Nicktoons' original run, as part of the network tapping into IP across Paramount Global to build an original animated slate of adult comedy around stalwart South Park. The Ren & Stimpy Show will join a Beavis and Butt-Head reboot from Mike Judge and Daria spin-off Jodie.

It will not, however, involve the show's original creator John K., with Kricfalusi having no creative input into nor receiving any financial remuneration from the new series.

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