Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling revives the classic Nicktoon in 2018
We knew Nickelodeon were reviving Rocko’s Modern Life, but we’ve finally gotten some new details on the TV special set to air in 2018. Called Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, the 90s Nicktoon comeback brings the characters to modern day and stars the original cast: Carlos Alazraqui as Rocko, Spunky, and Leon; Tom Kenny as Heffer Wolfe, Chuck, and Really Really Big Man; Mr. Lawrence as Filburt Turtle and Maitre D’; Charlie Adler as Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, Mr. Dupette, Grandpa Wolfe, and Mrs. Fathead; Linda Wallem as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson; Jill Talley as Nosey and Joe Murray as Ralph. Additionally, Steve Little joins the cast as Cowboy and Cosmo Segurson as Pillow Salesman.
Here’s the official description:
Just like the original ‘90s series, this hand-drawn special stars Rocko, a wallaby who emigrated from Australia to the United States and enjoys the simple things in life; Heffer, Rocko’s best friend; Filburt, Rocko’s other best friend; and Ed Bighead and Bev Bighead, Rocko’s neighbors; as well as the other colorful characters.
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings the characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling will be directed by Cosmo Segurson and executive produced by Linda Wallem and series creator Joe Murray. The new TV movie will have a sneak peek presentation at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Joe Murray just held a press event at the Annecy International 2017 conference to promote the special.
Rocko’s Modern Life originally aired 52 episodes over four seasons between 1993 and 1996. Static Cling is just one of the handful of Nicktoon revivals the company is working on. Nickelodeon has also announced a two-part Hey Arnold! revival and a brand new Invader Zim TV special.