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‘The Banana Splits’ to Be Revived as a Movie

The Original Saturday Morning Kids Series Debuted in 1968

Classic kids series “The Banana Splits” will be revived as a new, original horror film from @warnerbrostv digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, premiering in 2019 via@WBHomeEnt and @SYFY. The logline: “The Banana Splits” will offer a new take on the classic characters, which were first introduced to audiences in 1968 from Sid and Marty Krofft with “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour” variety program on Saturday morning.

In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth and father Mitch) attend a taping of “The Banana Splits” TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?

“The Banana Splits” stars Dani Kind (“Wyonna Earp”) as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (“The Kindness of Strangers”) as Harley, Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund (“Street Legal,” “Schitt’s Creek”) as Mitch, and Sara Canning (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Rebecca. The beloved Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky and Drooper will also appear.

The film is written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (“Raven’s Home”) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (“Level 16”). “The Banana Splits” is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY.