From 2007–2015, fans watched Phineas and Ferb continually gaslight their sister all summer, with their pet platypus Perry thwarting the plans of the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Though the series has been gone for a while, it looks like the brothers are coming back to entertain a whole new generation of kids.
As announced by series co-creator Dan Povenmire, Disney+ has optioned for a Phineas and Ferb revival, and they’re getting 40 more episodes. Here’s the announcement:
#PhineasAndFerb I’m 15 years old today! This show is old enough to have a learners permit! pic.twitter.com/wztFM0MjWl
— Dan Povenmire (@DanPovenmire) February 1, 2023
We don’t have an official synopsis for the breakdown, but we should probably expect the same simple formula that the original show had, with Phineas and Ferb coming up with some crazy project, Candace trying to bust them, and Perry stopping whatever -inator Doofenshmirtz has come up with. I guess it also goes without mentioning that the series should always have some banger musical numbers.
With the timeless nature of the show, I’m thinking the series could just jump right back in with Phineas and Ferb coming up with new adventures. With the series originally written for kids around the 2010s, it would be interesting to see how a show could change for kids in the 2020s. Will the show address having to go to school around pandemic times? How about the rising addiction of children to phones and vaping? We’ll just have to wait and see.
No release date has been announced for the Phineas and Ferb revival, but you can catch the original show now streaming on Disney+.