Nickelodeon Sets the Stage for "Drama Club," An All-New Mockumentary-Style Comedy Series
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The curtains have risen on Nickelodeon's new mockumentary-style comedy series Drama Club. From creators and executive producers Monica Sherer and Madeline Whitby (All That, Betch), the series follows a group of middle schoolers as they shine a light on the inner workings of their school's overlooked drama club. Drama Club (10 half-hour episodes) premieres digitally on the Nick app and Nick.com on Saturday, March 13, followed by an encore presentation airing on Nickelodeon on Saturday, March 20, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
In the premiere episode of Drama Club, the Tookus Middle School Drama Club has a new student director who is excited to take over, change the school's perception of the club, and earn their new principal's support. However, when their choreographer suffers an injury, the kids quickly realize that their only hope to save the situation is to turn to a rival on their school's beloved football team for help.
Drama Club stars Telci Huynh (God Friended Me) as "Mack," Nathan Janak (All That) as "Oliver," Lili Brennan (Silicon Valley) as "Darcy," Kensington Tallman (Side Hustle) as "Bianca," Chase Vacnin (The Many Saints of Newark) as "Bench" and Artyon Celestine (Dancing with the Stars: Juniors) as "Skip."
Drama Club is produced by Awesomeness (To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Trinkets, PEN15), with Shelley Zimmerman and Brin Lukens serving as executive producers. Eric Falconer (How I Met Your Mother, Blue Mountain State) serves as executive producer and showrunner. The series premiere is directed by Nancy Hower (Teachers, Those Who Can't). Production of Drama Club for Nickelodeon and Awesomeness is overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content; and Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live Action.
Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, is a media company focused on serving the global Gen Z audience through its digital publishing, film and television studio divisions. Awesomeness has become the destination for youth culture, cultivating a loyal audience with hit programming on the world's biggest streaming services including Netflix (smash-hit film series "To All The Boys I've Loved Before," Emmy(R) winner "Trinkets") and Hulu (Emmy(R) winner "Zac & Mia", Emmy(R) nominee "Pen15"), along with the company's immensely popular short-form programs on YouTube ("Brent Rivera's Dream Vacation," "Twin My Heart," "My Dream Quinceañera," "VS"), that garner hundreds of millions of views. As a leading media brand, Awesomeness' worldwide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. Founded in 2012, Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York.
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March 4, 2021 8:03am ET by Pressparty