It was first announced by Nickelodeon at its upfront presentation on March 6, 2018. According to Variety, twenty episodes have been ordered and filming began during summer 2018. On September 19, 2019, the show was renewed for a second season, to premiere in August 2020. On February 19, 2020, the show was renewed for a third season.
However, Out of the Blue Enterprises (the company that makes and also produces PBS's Super Why! and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and Amazon Prime's Creative Galaxy, etc.), will not be involved in this show, second preschool show since the original TV show.
Nickelodeon held an open casting call for a potential host on April 14, 2018. The auditions were held at their studio in Burbank, California. The network sought applicants 18 years or older of all ethnicities.
Like the original show, there will be a live-action host in an animated world. The reboot will feature all-new production design and animation. The visual style will remain true to the original, but the characters will be rendered in CGI, as depicted in a teaser image.
The designs of the main animated characters were updated for the reboot. Most notably, Cinnamon is taller and now wears a baseball cap. Paprika is also taller and carries a cell phone with her. Some minor changes were also made, like giving the Shaker family details on their seasoning color, giving Mailbox a metallic shine, and giving Sidetable a wooden texture.
Magenta will also appear in the reboot, though she will be shown without glasses like she originally did. She will get them again later in the reboot. Other characters may possibly reappear in the reboot. One of the chicks was shown in the living room picture in a production screenshot, and Periwinkle's house can be seen in the background of the theme song. Original hosts Steve and Joe will also make recurring appearances.