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Nickelodeon pledges allegiance to School of Rock

Making its first foray into kids programming, Viacom-owned Paramount Television is partnering with Nickelodeon to adapt the hit 2003 Paramount Pictures film School of Rock starring Jack Black into a live-action musical-comedy series.
August 5, 2014

Making its first foray into kids programming, Viacom-owned Paramount Television is partnering with Nickelodeon to adapt the hit 2003 Paramount Pictures film School of Rock starring Jack Black into a live-action musical-comedy series.

The straight-to-series pickup by Nick is a 13-episode order with production set to begin this fall for a spring 2015 premiere.

No casting announcements have been made so far, but School of Rock the series will be scripted by Jim and SteveĀ Armogida (Crash & Bernstein, My Family), and the pair will also share executive producing and show running duties.

Additional executive producers are the movie’s director Richard Linklater (Boyhood) and producer ScottĀ Rudin.

Like the feature, the series will follow the lovable antics of substitute teacher and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn as he teaches a ragtag class of prep school kids to play and love rock ‘n’ roll.

The order comes less than a week after Nick announced another new live-action series pickup, 100 Things To Do Before High School.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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