Dan Povenmire has provided an exciting update on Phineas and Ferb revival series. A Disney animated series that 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 ended 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 Povenmirethe creator has confirmed that the production on Phineas and Ferb the revival officially began on May 3. Although Povenmire is excited about the upcoming project, he also discusses his struggles producing it and Hamster and Gretel season 2 at the same time, assuring that the WGA writer’s strike will not have an effect on either show. See what Povenmire had to say in the quotes and video below:
So today is the first day in 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 & Grete) without that it completely destroys me, my usually very reserved producer Brandy texted me. [“LET’S DO THIS DOUBLE SHOW CRAZY S—T!!!! WOO HOO!!!!”] Yes, let’s do it, let’s go!
What to expect from the Phineas and Ferb Revival Show
Although not confirmed, the original voice actor for Phineas, Vincent Martella, has been teasing his return to the series since August 2022. While neither Martella nor Povenmire has revealed much about what the new series will include, Disney has confirmed that the new Phineas and Ferb the series will run for at least 40 episodes 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+.
In response to a viewer comment on the video, Povenmire teased that the new Phineas and Ferb the 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 last day of summer vacation, it is unclear what the plot of the new seasons will be and whether they will differ significantly from classic Phineas and Ferb episodes. However, Povenmire hinted in January that Perry the Platypus and Dr. Doofenshmirtz will also return to the series.
Even though it’s been eight years Phineas and Ferb came to an end, and bringing Povenmire and Marsh back to the project is a positive sign. Although Povenmire has said the writers’ room is new, keeping the creators closely involved as executive producers will no doubt ensure that the soul of the show 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, those authors not affected by the WGA strike should secure their arrival within a few years.
Source: Dan Povenmire/TikTok