Nickelodeon is creating a live-action comedy series based on a successful 2003 feature film. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the cable channel placed a 13-episode order for “School of Rock.”
The series, which will have the same name as the movie, will include musical elements and follow a rocker named Dewey Finn as he gets a job as a substitute teacher at a top-notch prep school. He uses rock ’n’ roll as a way to teach his students, the story notes. The feature film, directed by Richard Linklater, starred Jack Black as Dewey Finn.
The straight-to-series order “marks studio Paramount Television’s first foray into kids programming. The series will be written by Jim and Steve Armogida, who will also serve as showrunners. The movie’s director, Richard Linklater, and producer Scott Rudin are on board as executive producers,” the piece notes.