New Herbie series on the assembly line

Disney's iconic VW Beetle could be getting a series reboot.

Didn’t see this one coming.

Herbie, The Love Bug could be getting a reboot.

TVLine reports Disney XD is developing the project featuring the iconic Volkswagen Beetle which first appeared in the 1968 film The Love Bug.

After several sequels and a 1982 series Herbie, The Love Bug, it was last revived in 2005 with Herbie: Fully Loaded starring Lindsay Lohan.

Travis Braun (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders) will reportedly write the series, and executive produce alongside Tom Burkhard and Matt Dearborn (Zeke and Luther, Even Stevens).

The potential reboot hasn’t settled on a gender for the child lead, looking for either a girl or boy to play Lili or Landon Reed.

Lili / Landon is described as “part scientist, part entrepreneur, part daredevil” and realises, when her / his parents go missing, that they’ve secretly been working on a government project: a talking car now wanted by a gang of crims.

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