At SDCC last July, Nickelodeon offered a first look of the second season of the new Rugrats revival on the Paramount+ streaming platform. Today Paramount not only announced the release date for the new season but some of new characters and voices. Perhaps most noteworthy is the debut of Tommy Pickles’ little brother Dil with the original series voice actress Tara Strong reprising the role.
Check out the trailer and official press release below:
Paramount+ today released the official trailer and key art for season two of the original animated series RUGRATS, following the iconic babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their wildly imaginative point-of-view. The series will premiere the first 13 episodes of the second season on Friday, April 14, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada. The series will also be available to stream on Paramount+ in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria at a later date.
In the second season of RUGRATS, the babies are back and ready to take on the world with their pint-sized perspectives and a diapie full of snacks. New episodes follow Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil, and Lil as they cross the frozen tundra, discover the treasures of ancient babies, and go on the greatest adventure of all: meeting Tommy’s new brother!
Returning to the playpen is Tommy’s beloved little brother, Dil, voiced by Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!) who is reprising her role in this new series. Also joining the series this season are guest stars Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) as Miss Mellie, the friendly and silly tour guide at re-created Old West town Tot Springs; Wendie Malick (The Owl House) as Judith, Charlotte’s glamorous yet often condescending mother; Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso) as Nanny Pip, a proficient and encouraging robotic nanny who watches Angelica; and Alia Shawkat (Severance) as Trish, Betty’s new girlfriend who is eager to make friends with everyone.
The series stars EG Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael), and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille), all of whom are reprising their iconic roles in this new series.
The original adventurous babies’ voice cast is joined by new voices, including Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey (Tommy’s parents, Didi and Stu Pickles); Tony Hale (Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster); Natalie Morales (Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty DeVille); Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons (Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles); Nicole Byer and Omar Miller (Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael); Michael McKean (Grandpa Lou Pickles); Charlet Chung (Kimi); and Grey Delisle (Begley). Also returning as guest stars in season two are Henry Winkler (Boris); Swoosie Kurtz (Minka); Telma Hopkins (Celeste); Raini Rodriguez (Gabi); Keith Carradine (Bob Brine); and Richard Ayoade (Duffy).
Produced by Nickelodeon Animation, the all-new RUGRATS is based on the series created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. Kate Boutilier (“Rugrats”) and Casey Leonard (“Breadwinners”) are executive producers and Dave Pressler (“Robot and Monster”) and Rachel Lipman (“Rugrats”) serve as co-executive producers, with Kellie Smith (“The Fairly OddParents”) as line producer on season two. Charlie Adler (“Rugrats”) serves as the voice director. Production is overseen by Mollie Freilich, Director, Current Series Animation, Nickelodeon.
The original RUGRATS series launched August 11, 1991, and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products and three hit theatrical releases, cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling, and unique visual style. RUGRATS was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.