One of the most popular kids’ animated TV series, now Dora the Explorer live-action TV series will be coming up, after the live-action movie was released back in 2019.
Dora the Explorer is the American children’s animated TV series, first premiered on August 14, 2000, to August 9, 2019, on Nickelodeon. Created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes, and Eric Weiner, Dora the Explorer revolves around a young girl named Dora with her famous and super complete backpack, who is accompanied by her monkey named Boots, as they are exploring things around them, with the bad thief named Swiper. In each episode, they are trying to solve puzzles and riddles. This show is very interactive, as Dora is frequently asking the audiences to help her solve the riddles.
After the popularity of the animated TV series, Dora the Explorer live-action movie was released back on August 9, 2019 by Paramount Pictures. Directed by James Bobin, the movie runs for 102 minutes, and earned US$119.7 million.
Dora the Explorer Live-Action movie—which titled Dora and the Lost City of Gold—receives quite positive reviews from critics and its audiences. IMDB gives the film 6.1 out of 10 scores, while Rotten Tomatoes gives it 85% critics’ review and 88% audience score.
And after the end of the animated TV series and the success of the live-action movie, Paramount+ has recently announced that they will combine both of the show into Dora the Explorer live-action TV series. This new Dora’s project will be the first one for its franchise in the 2020’s, making this franchise alive since 2000.
In the time where old movies and series are being rebooted or get a spin-off, Dora the Explorer live-action TV series will be the fresh air for people who grew up with the show as well as children nowadays.
Dora the Explorer live-action TV series is reported to target a tween audience. Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon Animation Studio—the creators of the original Dora the Explorer—will be the producers of Dora the Explorer live-action TV series.
Although there is not much information that has been revealed regarding the upcoming TV show, here is what we know so far about Dora the Explorer live-action TV series, including the release date, the possible plot, and the cast.
Dora the Explorer Live-Action TV Series: When Will It be Released?
Since it has been just recently announced, there is no official release date for Dora the Explorer live-action TV series.
Given that it was first announced on February 15, 2022, we cannot expect it to be released this year as well. However, it is reported that we will see the upcoming TV show in 2023, and will be premiered on Paramount+ (Flashdance).
Dora the Explorer Live-Action TV Series: What Will It be About?
There is no official announcement as well regarding the plot of Dora the Explorer live-action TV series. That being said, we can expect it to be similar with both of the original animated TV series and the live-action movie.
It will still target the children age group as its audiences, so it will take an episodic storytelling as Dora is trying to solve riddles with different mission each episode.
Dora the Explorer Live-Action TV Series: Who Will Appear in It?
We still have no clue who will appear in Dora the Explorer live-action TV series. But we can assume that the characters will be the same as the original animated series and live-action movie. The characters include Dora Marques (a seven years old Latina girl), her monkey Boots, the thief Swiper, or even her cousin Diego.
There is also possibility that the cast from the live-action movie will be featured in Dora the Explorer live-action TV series. That includes Isabela Moner as Dora and Jeff Wahlberg as Diego.
The voice cast also includes Danny Trejo as Boots, Benicio del Toro as Swiper, Marc Weiner as Map, and Sasha Toro as Backpack.