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'School of Rock' Nickelodeon Adaptation Expected to Premiere Next Year

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In this 2011 file photo, actor Jack Black attends 'Kung Fu Panda 2' photocall in Madrid, Spain. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 10:27 AM

Nickelodeon has ordered a TV adaptation of "School of Rock" — the 2003 film starring Jack Black — as a straight-to-series, 13-episode pickup.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is Paramount Television's first foray into children's programming. Paramount Pictures, the studio that made the movie, returned to TV programming in 2013 with a "Beverly Hills Cop" adaptation for CBS. "Ghost," "Terminator," and "The Truman Show" are also under consideration for adaptation.

In addition to "School of Rock's" small-screen debut, Andrew Lloyd Webber is said to be adapting the movie for a Broadway stage production. The franchise has grossed more than $130 million worldwide since 2003.

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"'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," said Russell Hicks, president of content and development at Nickelodeon. "Once again, kids will be able to laugh and rock."

Richard Linklater, the director of the "School of Rock" movie, and producer Scott Rudin will return to act as executive producers for the project. Production is expected to begin in the fall, and a premiere is expected in the spring. Jim and Steve Armogida will executive produce, write, and showrun.

"Henry Danger," "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn," and "Bella and the Bulldogs" are among Nickelodeon's current lineup of live-action series, and the network ordered 26 episodes of "100 Things to Do" this week in addition to "School of Rock" to add to that lineup.

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Nickelodeon has ordered a TV adaptation of "School of Rock" — the 2003 film starring Jack Black — as a straight-to-series, 13-episode pickup.
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