Dan Povenmire has given an exciting update on the Phineas and Ferb revival series. An animated Disney series that first premiered in August 2007, Phineas and Ferb has since become one of the studio’s most successful series, winning three Primetime Emmy Awards in 2011 and 2012. While the series came to an end after season 4 in 2015, it was announced in January that 40 new Phineas and Ferb episodes have been ordered, with creators Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh returning as executive producers.
In a video posted to TikTok by Povenmire, the creator has confirmed that production on the Phineas and Ferb revival officially began on May 3. While Povenmire is excited for the upcoming project, he also discusses his struggles in producing it and Hamster and Gretel season 2 at the same time, and assures that the WGA writer’s strike won’t have an effect on either show. See what Povenmire said in the quotes and video below:
So, today is the first day of our new Phineas writers room, and this morning, after months of very thoughtful conversations about how I can delegate and how I can schedule so that I can run both shows (Hamster & Gretel) without it completely destroying me, my usually very reserved producer Brandy texted me this. [“LET’S DO THIS DOUBLE SHOW CRAZY S—T!!!! WOO HOO!!!!”] Yeah, let’s do this, let’s go!
What to Expect from the Phineas and Ferb Revival Show
While unconfirmed, the original voice actor for Phineas, Vincent Martella, has been teasing his return to the series since August 2022. Though neither Martella nor Povenmire have revealed much about what the new series will hold, Disney has confirmed that the new Phineas and Ferb series will run for at least 40 episodes spread over two seasons, with the possibility of further renewals. There has also been no word on whether or not Phineas and Ferb will stream on Disney+.
Responding to a viewer comment on the video, Povenmire has teased that the new Phineas and Ferb series will have some episodes set in different time periods, including the characters’ teenage years. With the 2015 season 4 finale following Phineas and Ferb on their final day of summer vacation, it’s unclear what the plot of the new seasons will be, and if they’ll differ significantly from classic Phineas and Ferb episodes. However, Povenmire hinted in January that Perry the Platypus and Dr. Doofenshmirtz will be returning to the series as well.
Though it has been eight years since Phineas and Ferb came to an end, bringing back Povenmire and Marsh to the project is a positive sign. While Povenmire has said that the writers’ room is new, keeping the creators closely involved as executive producers will no doubt ensure that the soul of the series won’t change, even after nearly a decade. Although there is no word on when the new episodes of Phineas and Ferb will be released, the writers not being affected by the WGA strike should ensure their arrival within a couple of years.
Source: Dan Povenmire/TikTok