Despite the fact that many fans are not exactly receptive to the upcoming reboot of ‘Ghostbusters’ starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones for a variety of different reasons, Sony is still pushing forward with their plans to expand the franchise. Not only is another live-action film in development with Channing Tatum potentially attached to star, but there’s also an animated feature film directed by Fletcher Moules in the works too. But the studio has just announced another new project that will see the specter slayers return to the small screen after a nearly twenty-year hiatus.

According to Variety, Sony Animation has plans for a new ‘Ghostbusters’ animated series titled ‘Ghostbusters: Ecto Force’ set to debut in early 2018. The show will be set in the year 2050 and will follow an entirely new generation of Ghostbusters. And on top of that, original ‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman is set to oversee the project. 

Of course, this isn’t the first cartoon featuring the popular paranormal investigators. From 1986 to 1991, ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ showed the continuing adventures of Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore on ABC. Then, ‘Extreme Ghostbusters’  debuted in 1997 and picked up with Dr. Spengler as he trained the next generation of Ghostbusters after the original team went their separate ways. There’s currently no word on whether the new animated series will share continuity with the previous ones or if it will tie in to any of the films, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated when that information becomes available. Until then, relive the awesomeness of the first two ‘Ghostbusters’ cartoons:

Are you excited for ‘Ghostbusters: Ecto Force’? Do you think that it will take place in established continuity or stand on it’s own? And how long do you think it will take for people to proclaim that this will ruin their childhoods as well? Let us know in the comments.

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