Phineas and Ferb is returning to Disney.
A revival of the beloved animated series has been ordered under the new overall deal of Dan Povenmire with Disney Branded Television. Povenmire, along with Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, created Phineas and Ferb, which originally ran for four seasons on Disney Channel and Disney XD from 2007 to 2015. Under his new deal, Povenmire will also develop other projects for Disney, including season 2 of his new animated series Hamster & Gretel.
The revival announcement for Phineas and Ferb was made by Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, during the Television Critics Association winter press tour on January 13th. For the revival’s initial offering, Disney ordered 40 new episodes, which will be split up into two seasons.
“Dan is renowned for his ability to create universally beloved stories and characters with both heart and humor,” said Davis. “We couldn’t be happier to continue our collaboration with him and bring back the iconic Phineas and Ferb in a big way.”
Meredith Roberts, executive vice president of animation at Disney Branded Television, added: “Dan is a true mastermind and his brilliant brand of storytelling has always been infused with a kind-spirited and optimistic sense of humor which continues to strike a perfect chord with audiences the world over. On behalf of everyone at Disney Television Animation, we’re so pleased to continue our association with Dan and his inspiring creative team ― visionary producers, writers, animators, song composers, and directors who have entertained and connected with generations of viewers.”
For his part, Povenmire said: “It has been the greatest pleasure of my career to see how an entire generation of kids and parents have embraced the characters and the humor of Phineas and Ferb. I’m eagerly looking forward to diving back into the show for them and for a whole new generation.” Aside from co-creating and exec producing the series, Povenmire also voices Dr. Heinz Doofenschmirtz on the series.
An individual with knowledge of the situation told Variety that talks are underway for series co-creator and executive producer Marsh to return for the new episodes.
About Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb centers on the two resourceful stepbrothers who conquer boredom and make every day of summer vacation count. A pair of genius inventors, Phineas and Ferb build ridiculously extravagant contraptions and events that always vanish just as their parents return home, much to the chagrin of their older sister Candace who can never seem to catch them in the act. The series also spotlights the family pet, Perry the Platypus, who doubles as a secret agent and battles evil.
Since debuting in 2007, Phineas and Ferb has spawned two films: 2011’s Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension and Phineas and 2020’s Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe. There has also been a live tour based on the show and a spin-off series titled Take Two with Phineas and Ferb, in which the titular characters interview live-action celebrities.
Where to watch Phineas and Ferb
All four seasons of Phineas and Ferb are currently streaming on Disney Plus. However, there’s no word yet on where the revival will air and stream. Disney Branded TV currently produces shows across Disney Channel, Disney Plus, Disney Junior, and Disney XD, so the series revival will likely be available on any of these platforms.
Phineas and Ferb revival release date
The Phineas and Ferb revival doesn’t have a release date yet. But the return date of the series will largely depend on how soon the production of the new batch of episodes will start.