Netflix has officially cast Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi as the main leads in the upcoming Spy Kidsreboot. The popular family-orientated spy franchise got its start back in 2001. With director Robert Rodriguez at the helm, the original Spy Kids movies starred Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa PenaVega, and Darly Sabara. All together, in collaboration, they formed the core members of the famous Cortez family.

Spy Kids had an incredible run at the box office following its theatrical debut. In total, the classic films brought in over $300 million worldwide while simultaneously having to work within the means of a constricting, low budget. This is not director Robert Rodriguez's first crack at bringing back the beloved Spy Kids series. He attempted to reboot the franchise back in 2011 with a brand-new family at the forefront, starring Jessica Alba and Joel McHale.

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Unfortunately, the Spy Kids: All the Time in the World received the worst reviews the franchise has experienced thus far, with the lowest box-office performance to match. However, despite all these setbacks, the Spy Kids franchise is set to come back better than ever before. At the time the reboot was announced, fans were uncertain whether any of the original cast members would be making a return. Now, it’s been revealed that the upcoming Sky Kids reboot is starting over with a clean slate, complete with a brand-new family.Deadline has recently reported that Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez and Shazam! starLevi will be portraying the ex-spy parents in the film. The two leads will be joined on-screen by castmates Everly Carganilla and Connor Esterson, who will each be playing their children.

It had already been confirmed earlier this year that Robert Rodriguez had officially signed a deal with Netflix to try and reboot Spy Kids one last time. It was also revealed that Robert Rodriguez had signed on as writer and director for the latest installment. The first plot details were also shared with fans following the casting announcement.

The new Spy Kids film is set to take place after the kids of secret agents accidentally end up helping a power-hungry game developer release a computer virus out into the world of web. This ends up granting him complete control and access over all waves of technology. The virus becomes the catalyst for the children to once again embody being spies, and assisting their parents in hopefully saving the world.

Although a release date has yet to be dropped, it’s safe to say that fans are eagerly awaiting to see the spy family back in action.

TheSpy Kids reboot is in development at Netflix.

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Source: Deadline