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Nick UK orders first digital-only original series

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has commissioned its first digital-only original series, the interactive comedy Tinkershrimp & Dutch from London-based creative agency Ralph.
January 4, 2016

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has commissioned its first digital-only original series, the interactive comedy Tinkershrimp & Dutch from London-based creative agency Ralph.

Co-created by Ralph creative director Gregor Stevenson and Chris Stack, the series is set in London and follows the adventures of two time-traveling best friends, a prawn and a lemur voiced by Darren Evans (Submarine, The Fifth Estate) and John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block), respectively.

As bodyguards for the eccentric monarch of New Great Great Britain, King Hunnybun III, the duo faces constant threats and villainous plots launched by their nemesis Michael The Fowl (Sam Riley), a humorless headless chicken.

London’s Mummu Animation Studio was responsible for the series’ primary character animation.

Prior to Tinkershrimp & Dutch‘s January 15 premiere across nick.co.uk, nicktoons.co.uk and free app Nick Play, behind-the-scenes videos from the series can be accessed today at nick.co.uk/tinkdutch.

Interactive elements within the series will be available online. Eps on Nick Play, meanwhile, will appear in a linear format.

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland holds worldwide broadcast rights for the series.

Nick’s first-ever original digital series, Welcome to the Wayne, was greenlit for a full TV series in April last year after a successful digital run in the US.

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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