(i thought maybe I missed this, but I checked back through the forum over the last three years and there's no mention of it that I can see) After painstakingly finishing copying each episode of 'Mysterious Cities of Gold' to DVD from its recent rerun (in fact as soon as they got to the last episode they started at the first again) on Australian TV.... I'm putting a full stop here because this sentence was getting too long.
I discovered that the original series has just been released - presumably within the past couple of weeks - on DVD in Australia and the UK, and furthermore that the entire season has been resumed where it left off over 30 years ago. Season 2 has already aired in France, and apparently in the UK, and is now on DVD and BluRay in regions 2 and 4.
sorry if this is old news, but I had no idea. I case it actually is news here, I'll just quote from Wikipedia:
Three new seasons of 26 episodes each are in production, picking up the storyline where the 1982 series left off. Unlike the original series, this sequel is produced entirely in France; as a co-joint venture between the French television channel TF1, the Belgian channel La Trois, the French animation company Blue Spirit and Jean Chalopin's company .17 The first of the new seasons sees the series move to China. The design of the characters are more or less the same, although some subtle changes have been made to their physical appearances. Jean Chalopin and Bernard Deyries act as creative consultants on the new series, with Chalopin concentrating particularly on the scripts (which are written by Hadrian Soulez-Lariviere from Chalopin's own draft for the sequel) and Deyries focusing particularly on the graphical aspects. New background music is composed by Noam Kaniel.18 A 45-minute special, consisting of the first two episodes of the new series, was released on December 9, 2012 on TF1. The series started its regular airing during the first half of 2013. Like the 1982 series, each episode has a summary of the previous episode, a teaser to the next and a small documentary at the end.19 The voices for the English-language version were recorded in Paris under the direction of voice director, Matthew Géczy.. The sequel received a premiere on the Kix (UK and Ireland) channel in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2013 before a daily airing due to start on November 11, 2013..
FWIW from the screenshots I've seen (just Google) the characters and drawing style look pleasingly very close to the original,just with more vibrant colours and more detailed backgrounds, as you'd expect