The show ran for three seasons (Season 3 has added the subtitle, Mission: Earth). A possible sequel series, Atomic Betty Redux, was announced, although no infomation has been given. References to the sequel series were removed from Atomic Cartoons' official web site afterwards. An upcoming revival of the pre-teen format show itself with an additional 4 seasons spanning 26 half-hour shows and 1 full-hour special each is in progress from Atomic Cartoons, featuring Betty in her more-tomboyish normal look wearing her new casual outfit.
Betty is a typical adolescent who enjoys school, science-fiction movies and singing in her band, living in Moose Jaw Heights (a suburb of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan). Unknown to most of her friends and family, however, she is also a Galactic Guardian, dedicated to interstellar peackeeping and law enforcement. As Atomic Betty, assisted by her pilot Sparky, and a robot named X-5, she confronts the evil overlord Maximus I.Q. and other intergalactic supervillains. Despite being rather unassuming on Earth, Atomic Betty is a superstar throughout the galaxy and even has her own fan club of loyal followers.
In each episode, a crisis occurs somewhere in the galaxy, usually while Betty enjoys some activity with her friends. Invariably, her bracelet begins keeping ,and she runs off alone to save the galaxy. Accompanied by her crew, Betty manages to defeat the villains before returning home (and explaining her absence).
ProductionAtomic Cartoons writes and produces the animation for the series using Adobe Flash software, Tele Images Kids produces animation and voice direction for the French language version of the series, and Breakthrough Films & Television handles worldwide distribution outside of Canada (except Spain, Portugal & Andorra). Three seasons of the series have been produced to date, totaling 78 half-hour or 156 quarter-hour episodes, depending on the format shown in each market. There is also a one-hour christmas special, titled Atomic Betty: The No-L 9.
Warner Home Video released the first two DVD volumes of the series in October 18, 2005 in North America and February 6, 2006 in Japan, which each contain 8 15-minute episodes from the first season. Both DVDs are currently out of print.
- Volume 1: Toxic Talent, Spindly Tam Kanushu, Atomic Roger, Furball For The Sneeze, The Really Big Game, But the Cat Came Back, The Doppelganger and The Incredible Shrinking Betty
- Volume 2: Maximus Displeasure, Cosmic Cake, Attack of the Evil Baby, Crass Menagerie, The Trouble with Triplets, The Substitute, Infantor Rules! and Best (Mis)Laid Plans
In anticipation of Atomic Cartoons working on this pre-teen format show's revival, there are plans for Shout! Factory to have DVD releases of Atomic Betty in the United States, starting around 2017.
Canadian channel Teletoon originally aired the show between 2004 and 2008, and Cartoon Network USA used to air that show between fall 2004 and the end of 2005, before being removed from the line-up. After its 4 1/2-year long hiatus, the show returned to the U.S. airwaves on a channel called The Hub (now Discovery Family), and the rest of the show's run premiered on that channel therefore. The television series will be airing in re-runs on Starz Kids & Family in the USA starting this fall.
The series used to air on Cartoon Network UK before being removed from the line-up, and CITV currently airs the show.