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Nickelodeon Orders Brendar the Barbarian


Nickelodeon has greenlit Brendar the Barbarian, a brand-new live-action puppet comedy series from co-creators Mike Mitchell (Trolls, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) and puppeteer Drew Massey (Mutt & Stuff, Sid the Science Kid).

Brendar the Barbarian follows Evan, a bridge troll in search of adventure, and Brendar, a fierce female warrior who is on a quest to defeat the evil demon who has imprisoned her brother. Production on the series will begin later this year, with the premiere on Nickelodeon slated for 2021.

Brendar the Barbarian is co-created, written and executive produced by Mitchell, who also serves as director, and Massey, who also serves as lead puppeteer.

Shauna Phelan, senior VP of live-action scripted content, said: “It’s amazing to work with such immensely talented creators like Mike and Drew. Their imaginative puppetry, uniquely cinematic vision, and hilarious voice make this a show like no other. Brendar the Barbarian is a truly original series that kids and families of all ages are going to love.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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