BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Nickelodeon announced today the start of production on a brand-new
original TV movie, Inside Voice, starring Jace Norman (Henry
Danger, Splitting Adam, Rufus), JoJo Siwa (JoJo Siwa: My World,
Dance Moms) and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad, Legendary Dudas).
Set to premiere in 2018, the live-action comedy tells the story of a kid
who, after a comical VR mishap, starts speaking every thought he has out
loud. To complicate matters, he happens to be running in the school
election. Production is underway in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
When nice-guy Jeremy Martin (Jace Norman) puts on mysterious virtual
reality glasses at the mall, he suddenly loses his "inside voice" and
starts spouting every thought he has out loud. Making matters worse,
Jeremy is running for student council president against his classmate
Milly (Daniella Perkins), who is full of great ideas to improve the
school. Desperate to get back to normal, Jeremy and his sister Victoria
(JoJo Siwa) must figure out how to convince his brain that he can speak
up for himself.
The virtual reality sequences featured in the movie are being developed
and created by Nickelodeon's Entertainment Lab, the network's new
division spearheading long-range research and development efforts around
new technologies for Nick and its audience. Inside Voice is the third
project for air to feed through the Entertainment Lab, joining Lincoln
Loud "Live" and Nick's upcoming TV movie Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's
Jace Norman currently stars in Nickelodeon's Henry Danger, which
is year-to-date the number-one show on TV with kids 2-11 and kids 6-11.
Breakout-star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa inked an overall
talent agreement with Nickelodeon, a global consumer products program
and will star in her upcoming TV special, JoJo Siwa: My World,
airing on Nickelodeon on Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Daniella Perkins
will begin production later this year on her new Nickelodeon series Knight
Squad, set at a magical school for knights in training, where two
mismatched students form an unlikely alliance to protect each other's
secret and pursue their dreams.
Inside Voice is executive produced by Scott McAboy and Michael
Sammaciccia. Amy Sydorick is serving as producer. Jace Norman is serving
as co-producer. The TV movie was written by Adrian Vina (Liar, Liar
Vampire) and is directed by Michelle Johnston (Another Cinderella
Story: If The Shoe Fits).
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand
for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first
in everything it does. The company includes television programming and
production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer
products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's
U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and
has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22
consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.
Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks
of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
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