Actor and author Henry ‘the Fonz’ Winkler is set to star in the TV series adaptation of his Hank Zipzer children’s book series . The series from DHX Media and Walker Productions has been commissioned by CBBC and will hit the small screen early next year.
Produced by Kindle Entertainment, the 13 x 30-minute children’s show will air on CBBC in the new year. It inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, which is written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver and published by Walker Books.
The live-action/animated series will follow 12-year-old Henry ‘Hank’ Zipzer, a smart and resourceful boy who also has dyslexia. The stories captured in the book series and upcoming TV series are drawn from life experiences of Winkler, who grew up with dyslexia.
Anne Brogan will executive produce for Kindle Entertainment, Helen McAleer for Walker Productions and Sue Nott will be executive producer for CBBC. Steven DeNure is executive producer for DHX Media and Hugo Heppell for Screen Yorkshire, which is providing additional funding through its Yorkshire Content Fund.