Kids are going to be seeing more of Hank Zipzer, as CBBC has commissioned DHX Media, Walker Productions and Kindle Entertainment to produce a third 13-episode season of the live-action comedy series starring Henry Winkler.
Supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund, the second season of the series is slated to bow on CBBC next month. And last fall, DHX signed deals with multiple broadcasters to take the first two seasons (totalling 26 x half-hour eps) of Hank Zipzer around the globe.
The show is based on the bestselling book series, Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, co-authored by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver and published by Walker Books. It follows 14-year-old Hank Zipzer, a smart and resourceful boy with dyslexia who goes on mischievous adventures. Winkler, who says Zipzer is inspired by his own experiences as a kid, will return for the series’ third season as popular music teacher, Mr Rock.