It's okay everybody, the kids are in fact going to be alright. Zig and Zag have got this.

RTEjr are bringing the iconic puppets back on to our screens in 2016 for for 26 episodes of a brand new show, although our favourite alien friends may look a little different than how we are used to seeing them, as Zig and Zag are returning to kids TV in animated form.

Commenting on the announcement, RTÉ’s Cross-Divisional Head of Children’s Content Sheila de Courcy said: “With lots of exciting new animation coming to RTÉjr, it’s a particular delight to see Zig & Zag’s new animated series finally going into production! RTÉjr viewers’ parents grew up with the original alien brothers and I know that Double Z, Flickerpix and Jam Media are going to replicate the fun and mayhem for children today in what’s shaping up to be a super series for 2016.”

Great news for the little ones (and the big ones). Let's hope we get an animated Socky and Dustin joining them, and maybe even an animated Ian Dempsey and Ray D'Arcy too? Too much to hope for?