LENA HEADEY Cast as Spider Mob Boss for RISE OF TMNT

Lena Headey
Lena Headey
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Press Release

Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey meet a new foe voiced by guest star Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) in a brand-new episode of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premiering Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.  In the half-hour special, “Bug Busters,” Headey lends her voice as Big Mama, a gigantic spider yokai who can shoot webs and disguise herself to look like a human.  As a prim and proper mob boss, she runs the Hidden City fight ring and doesn’t let anyone get in her way.

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Big Mama faces off against the villainous Baron Draxum, voiced by WWE superstar John Cena, as he attempts to disrupt Big Mama’s plan and the Turtles look for a way to eliminate New York City’s oozesquito problem.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesstars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raph, a jagged-shelled snapping turtle; Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leo, a red-eared slider turtle; Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donnie, a soft-shell turtle; Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Mikey, a box turtle; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker; and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.

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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered on Monday, Sept. 17, on Nickelodeon, with new season one episodes airing Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT). The series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.

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