The Village Headmaster reigned supreme on the NTA from 1968 to 1988 and starred Ted Muroko as the titular headmaster.
The Director-General of NTA, Yakubu Mohammed, announced this on Friday at the official launch of the TV series programme.
Set in Oja, a fictitious Yoruba village, Mohammed said the series is woven around the lives of the villagers from royalty to the commoners, education and so in.
The NTA boss also said the series was brought back to reenact the characters, bring back the moral values, national unity, and cohesion it taught in those days.
He thanked Chief Wale Adenuga, whose Wale Adenuga Productions is a co-sponsor, for committing his wealth of experiences and resources for the series’ production and Globacom for its sponsorship.
Mohammed expressed regrets that some of the original cast of the series had passed on and were not available to witness the rebirth of the iconic series.
He said prominent among them included late Chief Segun Olusola, former Nigeria Ambassador to Ethiopia, who created the series as a member of staff of the then Western Nigeria Television, Ibadan.
The D-G said the new cast is super-packed with the choicest names in the movie industry including some of the founding members of the series, notably, Dejumo Lewis as Kabiyesi, Alison Ibrahim as Amebo, Dan Imodu as Dagbolu and Dele Osawe as Teacher Fadile.
Other prominent members of the cast included Popular musician 9ice, Mr. Latin, Funky Mallam, Jide Kosoko, Okele, Omo Ibadan, and Fathia Balogun.
The Village Headmaster premieres this Sunday at 9 PM.