Nickelodeon Teams with Tyler Perry Studios for Young Dylan Series


Nickelodeon and Tyler Perry Studios have entered into a content partnership to jointly develop and produce a new live-action series with 10-year-old rapper Young Dylan.

Written by Perry, the project tells the story of a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced. Dylan Gilmer, a.k.a. Young Dylan, is best known for his many appearances and performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and at NBA All-Star Weekend.

Perry commented: “I’m excited to work with Brian and the team at Nickelodeon and find creative ways to reach new audiences,” said Perry. “I love creating comedy television and can’t wait to work with the talented Young Dylan.”

Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins added: “It’s a thrill to bring this new series to Nickelodeon from the incredibly talented and prolific Tyler Perry, whose track record speaks for itself. Dylan is an incredibly talented 10-year-old who at heart is a relatable kid making his dreams happen. We know kids are going to love watching Dylan and we can’t wait to introduce him and his new show to our audience.”