The WWE Superstar expands his relationship with Nickelodeon as Cena will provide the voice of original villain Baron Draxum, an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants.
THR reports John Cena’s character will be recurring and debuts in the premiere episode and will be featured throughout the series.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to debut this Fall and follows the band of brothers as they encounter new mutants and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City.
The report also states that John Cena is returning to host the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, airing live March 24, and also that Cena is developing and executive producing a new competition series, Keep It Spotless, in which teams of kids take part in physical and paint-filled challenges designed with one goal in mind — to stay as clean as possible.
“I’m thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon on three big projects that run the range of what kids love: slime-filled live events, awesomely cool animation and competition shows where kids take their shot at being the best,” John Cena said in a statement “It’s an honor to come back a second time to host the biggest, slimiest party of the year, the Kids’ Choice Awards. Not only do I get to be a cartoon character in the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, but I get to be a villain, too. And to top it all off, I’m stepping behind the camera to executive produce Nick’s new competition series Keep It Spotless, which gives a whole new meaning to staying clean.”