Nickelodeon International has ordered the brand-new live-action comedy Goldie’s Oldies (working title), which is to be produced by Viacom International Studios (VIS) UK.
The series is the first original commission made exclusively for Nickelodeon International’s channels and platforms in more than 170 territories outside the U.S. It will begin filming in January 2020 and is set to air later next year.
Goldie’s Oldies (w/t), a 20×22-minute live-action single-camera comedy to be filmed in studio and on location, focuses on the life of teenager Goldie, whose life is turned upside down when her family moves in with their Grandpa Maury and his three 70-something roommates.
The series marks VIS UK’s first move into scripted comedy and first commission for Nickelodeon.
“We’re very excited about this series—its warmth, humor and variety of characters, including a strong female lead, make it a perfect fit for Nickelodeon,” said Nina Hahn, senior VP of production and development at Nickelodeon International. “With a global writing room bringing different comedic and cultural perspectives to the show and its universal themes, including family and the special relationship between young and old, we can’t wait to introduce Goldie’s Oldies to our young audiences all around the world.”
Joe McLusky, general manager of VIS UK, added, “Goldie’s Oldies will mark a number of firsts for VIS UK, broadening our scope and scale whilst demonstrating our commitment to supporting the UK’s regional production sector. The commission supports our ambitions to grow our international studio business, as we continue to expand production output for Viacom’s network of international channels, as well as third party broadcasters and VOD platforms.”