Netflix is rebooting classic '80s show Monkey Magic

Tasha Hegarty
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From Digital Spy

It looks like Netflix is onto another winner by rebooting '80s show Monkey Magic, but with a rebranding twist.

The new series will now be known as the rather more serious The Legend Of The Monkey, featuring up and coming new actors.

Now, for those who are too young to know (or old enough to pretend otherwise) Monkey Magic was pretty much peak '80s telly – a Japanese show hilariously dubbed into English and broadcast for kids everywhere to immediately get hooked on.

It was amazing.

The new series will be a 10-part series of half-hour episodes and will follow a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey to the west.

They'll face the usual obstacles that any deity might face on their way as they try to restore balance to their world.

"The mythical tale of the Monkey King is a story that continues to captivate global audiences," ABC said in a press release.

"Our production partner See-Saw Films is bringing The Legend of Monkey to life through incredible locations and sets, an acclaimed production team and an exciting diverse young cast.

"We can't wait for fans to see this new series that features the heroes they love and we are just as excited to introduce this re-imagined magical and exciting world to a whole new generation of viewers."

Luciane Buchanan, Chai Hansen, Josh Thomson and Emilie Cocquerel are the newbies cast in the series and are currently filming in New Zealand for a 2018 release.

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