Nickelodeon and Paramount Working Together For School Of Rock Series
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.04.2014
13 episodes ordered...
Coming Soon reports that Nickelodeon and Paramount Television are working together for the first time ever for a new School of Rock, based on the 2003 Paramount film. Nickelodeon has ordered thirteen episodes, which begin production this fall and will debut in the spring 2015. Casting will be announce soon.
Here's a synopsis: "School of Rock" will follow the adventures and misadventures of Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school as he teaches his eccentric, unconventional and overachieving students to play and love rock 'n' roll.
Paramount Television President Amy Powell said: "We are thrilled our first foray into kids programming will be a straight-to-series order with our Viacom partners at Nickelodeon. With Dewey's outrageous personality and rock star sensibilities taking center stage, 'School of Rock' will be an irresistibly fun show for the whole family."
Nickelodeon President of Content and Development Russell Hicks added: "'School of Rock' is one of those great movies that always felt quintessentially Nickelodeon in its tone and humor, and we jumped at the opportunity to partner with Paramount Television and bring it to life as a TV series. Once again, kids will be able to laugh and rock!"
The series will be written by Jim and Steve Armogida (Crash & Bernstein, My Family), who will also be the showrunners and executive producers. Richard Linklater and Scott Rudin will also executive produce. The original film starred Jack Black and earned $131.3 million worldwide.