Nickelodeon is premiering a new live action, comedy-adventure series on April 16th. The new Supah Ninjas series follows three unsuspecting high school students who are drafted into the secret world of crime-fighting after Mike Fukanaga (Ryan Potter) discovers he is descended from a long line of ninjas.
Mike and his friends are helped along the way by the spirit of Mike’s recently deceased grandfather, who appears to him and the team of “Supah Ninjas” to offer guidance, wisdom and training.
Here’s the scoop on Supah Ninjas:
Mike Fukanaga (Potter) is a shy, high-school student who is hopelessly incapable of talking to girls. But when he discovers he comes from a long line of ninjas, that all begins to change. Under the supervision of his holographic grandfather (George Takei), Mike teams up with his best friend Owen (Carlos Knight) and his crush Amanda (Gracie Dzienny) to form the Supah Ninjas, a secret team of ninjas protecting the city from an array of criminals. As if fighting crime and surviving high school weren’t hard enough, they are also sworn to conceal their identities, vowing to stay in the shadows and never to reveal their “supah” cool alter-egos.
In the premiere episode, “Katara,” Katherine Sharp is a seemingly klutzy bookish-type who is actually a knife-throwing cat burglar named Katara obsessed with stealing priceless Egyptian statues. While the Ninjas are on to her, she’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants, including flirting with Mike’s dad Martin.
Here’s a quick sneak peek:
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