Fans have been wondering for weeks whether Rise of the TMNT has been cancelled by Nickelodeon and now it looks like we know the answer.
With smooth animations, fantastic action sequences and a solid storyline, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should have been a massive hit.
Unfortunately, a series of changes in the production and release of season 2 has culminated in fans believing that Rise of the TMNT had been cancelled by Nickelodeon.
Has Rise of the TMNT been cancelled?
- According to multiple sources, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 3 has been cancelled by Nickelodeon.
The news that Rise of the TMNT would not be returning has been steadily breaking over the past few weeks. Although, there had been a growing concern in the community ever since the show was moved to Nicktoons and season 2 was dramatically shortened.
This decision has left fans all over the world feeling irritated at Nickelodeon for axing, what appeared to be, a series growing in both size and potential.
Why was Rise of the TMNT cancelled?
- At the time of writing, an official reason for the cancellation has not been confirmed by Nickelodeon.
However, the consensus from the fans of the series on social media is that this is a decision from a new set of executives at the network in response to low toy sales.
“When the show was greenlit, there were different people running the studio and whenever there’s a change of guards, the next batch of elites want to make their mark and that often means killing other stuff.” – Rise of the TMNT writer, per Twitter.
What is particularly disappointing for fans is how the whole situation was handled, which is why the speculation surrounding the future of the show has gone on for weeks.
“So Rise of the TMNT was: Pushed to Nicktoons. Was supposed to have 13 more episodes but it was cut because toy sales were low. Then ended with zero advertisement from Nickelodeon. Whatever you think of the show itself, all of that is gross. Nik can’t keep doing this.” Fan, via Twitter.
Will the series ever be renewed?
- At the time of writing, it doesn’t look likely that Rise of the TMNT will be renewed by Nickelodeon, but that doesn’t mean it will never return.
There are thousands of fans currently posting about the situation on social media, with many hoping that the series will be picked up by another network, namely Netflix.
Hopefully, the executives at Nickelodeon will see the backlash that this cancellation is causing amongst a very passionate fanbase and reconsider renewing the show.
We will update this page if any new information on the future of Rise of the TMNT is revealed.