’90s game show ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ opens auditions for adults


If you’re a ’90s kid, chances are, you have dreamt of becoming a Red Jaguar or Silver Snake obtaining Pendants of Life in the Legend of the Hidden Temple. Twenty-five years later, you finally have the chance to enter Olmec’s shrine—and yes, as a grown-up—because the adventure game show is getting an adult reboot.

This was announced by American TV network The CW in a press release sent to U.S. media outlets on May 11. According to Deadline, the “supersized, adult” version of the series will retain many of its nostalgic icons, such as “Olmec” or the giant talking Mayan head, the “Moat Crossings” or the swimming pool that teams had to traverse in Round 1, the Q&A portion done on the “Steps of Knowledge,” and the action-packed “Temple Run” where teams must enter 12 rooms and battle “Temple Guards” to obtain pendants and retrieve artifacts.

Legends of the Hidden Temple kid contestants competing at the Moat and Steps of Knowledge.

Adding to the ’90s vibe are the original team names assigned to the players: Red Jaguars, Blue Barracudas, Orange Iguanas, Purple Parrots, Green Monkeys, and Silver Snakes.

The show’s modernized version, however, will move out of the studio and into a “mysterious jungle” where more rigorous missions and bigger prizes await the adult contenders.

Mayan guards are among the challenges contestants must face in the Temple Run.

If you’re up for the challenge, you and a partner can send your applications to Doron Ofir Casting through legendscasting.com. Take note, though, that both you and your teammate must be at least 21 years old and will be in Los Angeles in July. “Legends super-fans are a plus!” the agency adds.

Legends of the Hidden Temple was created by David G. Stanley, Scott A. Stone, and Stephen Brown inspired by Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda” game and the “Indiana Jones” movie franchise. It debuted on Nickelodeon in September 1993 and aired until September 1995 with 120 episodes, making it the third-longest running Nickelodeon show as of November 2020.


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