Monday, July 12, 2021

Nickelodeon Announces 'That Girl Lay Lay' Cast

Nickelodeon today unveiled the cast of That Girl Lay Lay, the network's brand new live-action comedy series set to premiere later this year!

In That Girl Lay Lay (13 episodes),  phone avatar Lay Lay is the perfect hype girl and best friend that anyone could ever want from their personal affirmation app.  Struggling to make her mark at school and needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes upon a star that Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out.  When her wish comes true and Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything. The series is slated to premiere during Fall 2021 on Nickelodeon.

Update (7/12) - Nickelodeon will premiere That Girl Lay Lay in September 2021, Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins has revealed!

The series stars teen sensation and hip-hop artist Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High as “Lay Lay;” Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (All That, Nickelodeon's UnfilteredNFL Wild Card Game on NickelodeonGremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai) as “Sadie;” Peyton Perrine III (Funny Married Stuff) as Sadie’s brother, “Marky;” Tiffany Daniels (The Fresh Beat Band, Station 19, Grace and Frankie) as Sadie’s mom, “Trish;” Thomas Hobson (The Fresh Beat BandSherman's Showcase) as Sadie’s dad, “Bryce;” and Caleb Brown (Mother's Day, The Odd Couple) as Lay Lay and Sadie’s classmate, “Jeremy.”

That Girl Lay Lay is produced by Will Packer Media (Bigger), with Will Packer (Little, Ride Along) and Carolyn Newman serving as executive producers and Toy Monique Hawkins and Peggy Cheng overseeing.  The series is created and executive produced by David A. Arnold (Side Hustle, Fuller House, Bigger), who also serves as showrunner.  John Beck & Ron Hart (Side Hustle, Fuller House, Liv and Maddie) serve as executive producers.

Production of That Girl Lay Lay for Nickelodeon is overseen by Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan, Co-Heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action. Jessica Brown serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for the series.

The series marks Nickelodeon’s first project under an overall deal with That Girl Lay Lay to develop original multiform programming and music initiatives, and build a cross-category consumer products business. In addition to her new comedy series, Nickelodeon’s comprehensive strategy for That Girl Lay Lay includes supporting her music career and an exclusive line of consumer products, with merchandising agreements spanning categories such as softlines, toy, publishing and more.

Update (7/21) - Scholastic will release That Girl Lay Lay: Chapter Book #1 by Jevon Bolden, beginning a series of original books inspired by the Nickelodeon show spotlighting music sensation That Girl Lay Lay and her Slay Gang during Spring 2022!

Originally published: July 02, 2021 at 19:06 BST.

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