Nickelodeon announced today that it will launch season two of their new animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on Saturday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT). The series continues the crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo.
Nickelodeon alum Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh") rounds out the cast this season as TMNT fan-favorite Casey Jones, a teenage hockey player with a rebellious attitude and a lust for cracking down on bad guys.
Season two starts off with an episode titled "The Mutation Situation." In it, the Turtles discover that the alien Kraang survived their previous showdown and now have dropped mutagen canisters all over NYC. Throughout the season, the Turtles' mission is to recover the canisters before more mutants can be created. Meanwhile, the Kraang and Shredder have united to put an end to the Turtles once and for all, which results in some very scary characters coming after the brothers. With Casey Jones' help, the Turtles take on some of the most bizarre and dangerous villains they have ever seen, all the while trying to unravel the mystery regarding April O'Neil and her importance to the Kraang.
Season two stars Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Raphael, Rob Paulsen ("Planet Sheen") as Donatello, Greg Cipes ("Teen Titans") as Michelangelo, Jason Biggs ("Orange is the New Black") as Leonardo, Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") as April O'Neil, Hoon Lee ("Royal Pains") as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson ("Penguins of Madagascar") as Shredder. Joining the cast will also be Corey Feldman (The Goonies), reoccurring as Slash.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Vol.3 will be available on iTunes with a free re-cap of season one starting October 7. All new episodes will be available for purchase on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation Store, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub, and also for streaming on the Nick App day after air.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is executive produced by Ciro Nieli and Peter Hastings.