Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Nick Jr. Unveils New Website Design

Nickelodeon has refreshed the design of it's official preschool website, NickJr.com.

The new-look NickJr.com features a similar framework as Nick.com, and continues to offer visitors the chance to watch videos, including full episodes, play games, and more, as well as a TV schedule for the Nick Jr. channel. The new look NickJr.com also utilizes a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) web address for the first time. This marks the first major revamp of NickJr.com since 2015.

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'Pups Meet the Cat Pack' Sneak Peek | PAW Patrol | Nick Jr.

PAW Patrol & Cat Pack Stop Robot Cat! | Nick Jr.

The PAW Patrol pups and Cat Pack cats use teamwork to stop Meow-Meow, who turned into a giant robot cat, from eating things across Adventure Bay!

PAW Patrol: Pups Meet the Cat Pack premieres June 24, exclusively on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

Paw Patrol Cat Pack- Sneak Peek w/ Tracker!

PAW Patrol fans can stream full episodes of PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol: The Movie and PAW Patrol Live! At Home featuring "Race to the Rescue" on Paramount+. Try it FREE today at ParamountPlus.com.

#PAWPatrol #CatPack #PAWPatrolRescues #UltimateRescue #MightyPups

Originally published: June 10, 2022.

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FUTURAMA Billy West Panel – Sci-Fi Valley Con 2022 | Fandom Spotlite

FUTURAMA Billy West Panel – Sci-Fi Valley Con 2022 | Fandom Spotlite

Futurama voice actor Billy West gave a panel at Sci-Fi Valley Con 2022 to talk about Futurama, his other roles, his career, and answer fan questions.

Billy West portrays Phillip J. Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, Captain Zapp Brannigan, and others on Futurama, but he has also portrayed characters in hundreds of other shows. His credits also include DougRen and Stimpy, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, CatDog, Disenchantment, Skylanders Academy, The Looney Tunes Show, Jungle Junction, Drawn Together, Squirrel Boy, Johnny Bravo, The Oblongs, Men in Black: The Series, Voltron: The Third Dimension, King of the Hill, Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs and so many more.

To learn more about Sci-Fi Valley Con, visit https://www.scifivalleycon.com.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for June 21, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for June 21, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Stream the classic and the all new CG-animated Rugrats series on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

More Nick: Paramount Plus Renews the All-New 'Rugrats' for Season 2!

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Paramount Plus Invests in Local Content, Expanding Its Pipeline of Premium International Originals


Streamer Announces Plans to Commission 150 International Originals by 2025,
Latest Commissions from Around the World include Sinaloa’s First Lady; One Must Die; Murder of God’s Banker; The Sheikh (Der Scheich); A Thin Line; MASK: Marie Antoinette Serial Killer and Circeo (Italy)

Announcement Comes in Advance of the Service’s Expansion to the UK and Ireland on June 22

June 20, 2022: Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) (“Paramount”), today announced its investment in internationally originated content with a slate of original series that will debut around the world, a first step towards the streamer’s plan to commission 150 international originals by 2025. The news comes in advance of Paramount+’s expansion to the UK and Ireland on June 22, Italy in September, Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA) and France in December.

Paramount+ offers an expansive lineup of premium locally originated programming, in addition to its global content, serving all types of audiences in all markets where the service is available.  The originals will be produced in partnership with VIS, Paramount’s international studio, which is a division of the company’s vast worldwide studio footprint that spans more than 20 countries.

The new slate follows the streamer’s announcement of originals from around the world, including: Sexy Beast (UK), A Gentleman in Moscow (UK), The Chemistry of Death (Germany), Los Enviados (The Envoys) (Mexico), Cecilia (Mexico), Bosé (Spain), Fallaci (Italy), At Midnight (Mexico), The Signal (France), Impact (France), and more.

“Paramount’s story began with the longest running studio in Hollywood, and today we span the globe with our worldwide production studios that create hits for audiences around the world, which now live all in one place: Paramount+. As the service continues to expand internationally, there’s a great opportunity for content to travel globally, opening up a world of opportunities for talent and creators as we plan to commission 150 international originals by 2025, while delivering incredible value to subscribers on Paramount+,” said Marco Nobili, Executive Vice President and International General Manager of Paramount+.

The slate includes the following titles:   

  • Murder of God’s Banker (International): This 4-part docuseries recounts the murder of Italian fugitive banker Roberto Calvi, whose body is found hanging off a London bridge. Although his death was initially declared a suicide, it is later uncovered that many wanted Calvi dead. He had presided over the collapse of a major Italian bank whose largest shareholder was none other than the Vatican. This revelation blows the lid off the secretive world of the Vatican’s financial system- a world populated by priests, mobsters, and neo-fascists. What looks like the simple story of a dead banker becomes one of international intrigue. Produced by CreativeChaos vmg in association with VIS, to debut on Paramount+ in all international markets.
  • MASK: Marie Antoinette Serial Killer (France): An 8-hour young adult fantasy horror thriller created and developed by Executive Producers Beth Tapper and Mitch Watson. Leila Smith (Lockout, Hitman, Find Me in Paris) also acts as Executive Producer for the series. Based upon the novel “Marie Antoinette Serial Killer” by author Katie Alender, the series follows four young American girls on spring break in Paris. While exploring the edgy side of the city, they find themselves caught up in a mysterious, almost supernatural murder spree that soon becomes very personal. Could the murderer be the ghost of the late queen Marie Antoinette? And why is it chasing them? Currently in advanced development, the series is produced by leading prodco Cottonwood Media (David Michel, Cécile Lauritano & Zoé Carrera Allaix) and VIS. It will debut exclusively on Paramount+ in France and all international markets.
  • A Thin Line (Germany): Young “hacktivist” twin sisters Anna (Saskia Rosendahl) and Benni (Hanna Hilsdorf) are inseparable in their quest to expose environmental wrongdoing by any means necessary. But when their hack into a government server leads to a police raid, Anna is captured and Benni disappears into the underground. When it becomes apparent Benni is lending her skills to a radical new terrorist group that does not shy away from violent action against state and corporations, the sisters suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the question: What line are you willing to cross for something you believe in? Produced by Weydemann Bros. Serial Drama in association with VIS, to debut exclusively on Paramount+ in all international markets.
  • The Sheikh (Der Scheich) (Germany): Inspired by true events, The Sheikh tells the story of a one-of-a-kind con artist. Ringo (Björn Meyer), a simple man ridiculed as the village idiot in his hometown, reinvents himself as the heir of an Arabic fortune. With nothing but a bunch of tall tales and a fabricated bank statement for $8 billion, he becomes every Swiss investor's dream, bringing Switzerland's political and economic system to the brink of a national crisis. Created and written by multi-award-winning filmmaker Dani Levy (Alles auf Zucker!, Die Känguru-Chroniken), who directs together with Johannes Naber (Curveball, Zeit der Kannibalen), and stars Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Sylvester Groth, Carol Schuler, Philippe Graber and Pasquale Aleardi in additional roles. The tragicomic series is produced by X Filme Creative Pool and VIS, to debut exclusively on Paramount+ in all international markets.
  • CIRCEO (Italy): CIRCEO tells the story of the aftermath of the crime that came to be known as "The Circeo Massacre”, which upset Italy in the 1970s, after two teenage girls were found in the trunk of a car in Rome, naked, wrapped in blankets and drenched in blood. One was dead, the other one alive. Focusing on the trial that followed and centering on the lone surviving victim, Donatella, the series reflects on a watershed moment in the path of the emancipation of Italian women, demanding (and eventually obtaining) the wholesale revision of laws on sexual violence. CIRCEO is written by Flaminia Gressi, Viola Rispoli and Lisa Nur Sultan and directed by Andrea Molaioli. Produced by Cattleya in partnership with VIS for Paramount+ and Rai in Italy, the series will also debut on Paramount+ in France and GSA.
  • Sinaloa’s First Lady (Mexico): Starring and produced by John Leguizamo with Frida Torresblanco also producing, this narrative series will chronicle the fascinating yet volatile life of El Chapo's infamous Beauty Queen Bride, Emma Coronel — an innocent farm girl turned fierce icon who rises to become Mexico's most formidable crime wife. A story of love, sex, drugs, and danger. Produced by VIS in association with Braven Films, the series has been greenlit for development to debut exclusively on Paramount+ in Latin America and all international markets.
  • One Must Die (Mexico): A suspense thriller movie that centers around seven people who are kidnapped and suddenly find themselves part of a deadly game. As the clock ticks, to survive the seven participants must choose one to die and the chosen one will have to agree. Starring the talented Manolo Cardona, Maribel Verdú, Carla Adell, Juan Carlos Remolina, Adriana Paz, Dagoberto Gama, Fernando Becerril, and director Manolo Cardona. Produced by VIS in association with 11:11 FILMS to debut exclusively in all international markets.

Paramount+ also revealed casting details for the previously announced original, The Chemistry of Death (Simon Becketts Die Chemie des Todes) (Germany), which will debut on the service in all international markets:

  • The thrilling psychological crime series based on Simon Beckett’s bestselling novels will star Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful, Mr Mercedes, Star Trek: Picard) as forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter, alongside Katie Leung (The Peripheral, The Wheel of Time), Jeanne Goursaud (Barbarians, Para: We Are Kind), Nick Blood (Close to Me, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Amy Nuttall (Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, Downton Abbey), David Hayman (Fisherman’s Friends, Top Boy) and Hardy Krüger Jr (Uppercut, Stauffenberg). Shooting of the six-episode series began mid-May and will cover locations in Scotland and Norfolk until the end of August.

About Paramount+

Paramount+ is a global digital subscription video streaming service from Paramount that features a mountain of premium entertainment for audiences of all ages. Internationally, the streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including SHOWTIME®, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel™, in addition to a robust offering of premier local content. The service is currently live in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Nordics, Australia and South Korea.  

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.


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VidCon 2022 Announces Featured Creators & Free Livestream

The 2022 VidCon event is revealing who will be in attendance!

It was just announced on Tuesday (February 22) which creators will be at the event, which takes place June 22-25th in Anaheim, Calif.

This is the first time since 2019 that VidCon will be in person, after the last two conventions were canceled due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. While there was a virtual event in 2020, the 2021 event was canceled in it’s entirety.

In addition to the return of the event, there was also be a free livestream offering, which will be available on the VidCon YouTube channel. It will feature more than four stages throughout the event and include main stage panels, concerts and more!

Among the slate of Featured Creators this year are The Thundermans star Kira Kosarin, Alex Wassabi, Brittany Broski, the Montoya Twinz, KREW, and more.

There will also be initial programming, featuring engaging discussions, Q&As, fireside chats, and more exploring the evolution of the creator economy, the impact of new technologies and platforms including the metaverse, Web3, and NFTs, among others. There will be executives from Nickelodeon, Meta, Instagram, Wave, Pocket.Watch, and more.

Check out the list of just confirmed Featured Creators below, and head to VidCon.com for the full lineup and more info!

Featured Creators at 2022 VidCon:

Alex Wassabi
Aysha Harun
Ben Azelart
Brent Rivera
Brittany Broski
Devon St. Arnaud (aka GingerPale)
Erika Titus
Jasmine Chiswell
Kira Kosarin
Kirsten Titus
KREW – Draco Allen, Funneh Kat, Gold Kim, LeahAshe, Lunar Wenny, and Rainbow Betty
Lexi Rivera
Morgan Eckroth (MorganDrinksCoffee)
Mya and Myka Montoya (Montoya Twinz)
Nia Sioux
Onyx Family
Ryan Bergara (Watcher)
Shane Madej (Watcher)
Steven Lim (Watcher)
The Merrell Twins
The Trills
William Osman

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Nickelodeon Germany Renews 'Spotlight' For Season 6; To Premiere on Paramount Plus

Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) has renewed its hugely popular locally produced cross-media TV series Spotlight, which follows the lives of a group of young talented students at theatrical school and their dreams to take the stage, for a sixth season!

Season six of Spotlight will bring some big changes to the series - both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. Filming on the new season commenced on Monday 14th March 2022.

Instead of the show's previous supersized seasons comprising of thirty-plus 10-15 minute episodes, season six will be comprised of thirteen 22-minute episodes - a first for the show.

Update (21/6) - Spotlight season 6 will premiere exclusively on Paramount+ in Germany!

Filming for Spotlight season 6 is also moving to a new location. The new setting for the Berlin School of Arts campus is the FEZ-Berlin in Berlin, which is making its premises available for the new season in cooperation with the Landesmusikakademie. With new dance halls, a recording studio, a large concert hall, a cinema and a swimming pool, the new location offers the students - Greta (Chiara Tews), Rocco (Malcom Meckert), Emily (Nevena Schöneberg) and Sam (Jerome Weinert) completely new opportunities to pursue their dreams of success as dancers, singers and actors and have a lot of fun in the process.

The new school year also brings two new students to the BSA: Lenny (German Shulga) has a way with words like no other - perfect for the new Creative Writing course. And with Luna (Carlotta Truman), the school gains a new singing talent and the clique quickly makes a new friend. The teachers also get support: Mina (Shari Gall) takes over the singing lessons and the new dance teacher Anna (Mareike Zwahr) takes over the beginners' dance class.

The group of pupils is completed by Larissa (Leonie Pollok), Mads (Mike Leon Lichtenberg), Milan (Simon Zeller) and Lasse (Esmael Agostinho), who all have their own challenges to overcome in addition to their everyday school life. They have to overcome fears, forgive, trust and admit their own mistakes. Where will my path take me and who will be by my side - that is the big question!

In the sixth season, the students will again be visited and actively supported by numerous guest stars from TV, music and the world of influencers. They include TikTok stars JulesBoringLife and Twenty4Tim, singer Lotte, the band HE/RO and entrepreneur, choreographer and author Nikeata Thompson. GZSZ legend Wolfgang Bahro and Spotlight all-stars Lisa Küppers, HeyMoritz, Luana Knöll and Lea Mirzanli are also returning to the BSA as guest stars.

The new season is being filmed under strict adherence to extensive hygiene measures to minimise risk for cast and crew in relation to COVID-19.

Steffen Kottkamp, Brand Director Kids & Family Central Europe at Paramount: "No matter on which platform, Spotlight is a successful format that will become even more mature in the sixth season. We are looking forward to 13 x 22 minutes full of new impulses, new talents and lots of heart, music, dance and exciting stories."

The new episodes are once again produced by UFA Serial Drama in collaboration with Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS). Spotlight is edited by Wiebke Werner (Nickelodeon). Producer is Helga Löbel (UFA Serial Drama), producer is Florian Boesel (UFA Serial Drama).

First looks of the filming can be found at @spotlightdeutsch and @nickelodeondeutsch on Instagram, Nickelodeon Germany on YouTube and the TikTok account spotlightdeutsch.

From March 1, the new Nick Spotlight channel on Pluto TV will take all fans of the series back to the beginnings of the Berlin School of Arts. The five students Jannik, Toni, Ruby, Azra and Mo have passed the entrance exam to Germany's only school that combines performing arts and general education and the students want to turn their dream of show business into reality. All the ups and downs of the first five seasons can be seen daily around the clock on Nick Spotlight on Pluto TV.

Official Paramount (Deutschland), Austria (Österreich) and Switzerland's (Schweiz) press release:

Der Traum geht weiter: Drehstart für die sechste Staffel von Spotlight

Nickelodeon, VIS und UFA Serial Drama produzieren 13 neue Folgen der Erfolgsserie über die Berlin School of Arts

Berlin, 21. Februar 2022 – Mit bekannten Gesichtern, großen Gaststars und neuen Talenten geht Spotlight, die Erfolgsserie von Nickelodeon, VIS und UFA Serial Drama in die sechste Staffel: Schon seit dem 14. Februar läuft der Dreh, derzeit entstehen 13 neue Folgen mit erstmals je 22 Minuten Länge.

Einen Neuanfang markiert dabei der neue Schauplatz der Serie, denn das Team taucht für die Dreharbeiten direkt in den Alltag der Zielgruppe ein: Neue Kulisse für die Berlin School of Arts ist das FEZ-Berlin, das in Kooperation mit der Landesmusikakademie ihre Räumlichkeiten für die neue Staffel zur Verfügung stellt. Mit neuen Tanzsälen, einem Tonstudio, einer großen Konzerthalle, Kino und Schwimmbad bietet die neue Location ganz neue Möglichkeiten für die Schüler*innen um Greta (Chiara Tews), Rocco (Malcom Meckert), Emily (Nevena Schöneberg) und Sam (Jerome Weinert), ihre Träume vom Erfolg als Tänzer*in, Sänger*in oder Schauspieler*in zu verfolgen und dabei ganz viel Spaß zu haben.

Das neue Schuljahr bringt auch zwei neue Schüler*innen an die BSA: Lenny (German Shulga) kann wie kein anderer mit Worten umgehen – perfekt für den neuen Kurs Creative Writing. Und mit Luna (Carlotta Truman) gewinnt die Schule ein neues Gesangstalent und die Clique ganz schnell eine neue Freundin. Auch die Lehrer*innen bekommen Unterstützung: Mina (Shari Gall) übernimmt den Gesangsunterricht und die neue Tanzlehrerin Anna (Mareike Zwahr) die Beginnerklasse für Tanz.

Komplett wird die Gruppe der Schüler*innen von Larissa (Leonie Pollok), Mads (Mike Leon Lichtenberg), Milan (Simon Zeller) und Lasse (Esmael Agostinho), die alle neben dem Schulalltag, ihre ganz eigenen Herausforderungen zu meistern haben. Es gilt Ängste zu überwinden, zu verzeihen, zu vertrauen und sich eigene Fehler einzugestehen. Wo führt mich mein Weg hin und wer ist an meiner Seite – das ist die große Frage!

Auch in der sechsten Staffel bekommen die Schüler*innen Besuch und tatkräftige Unterstützung von zahlreichen Gaststars aus TV, Musik und der Welt der Influencer*innen. U.a. mit dabei sind die TikTok-Größen JulesBoringLife und Twenty4Tim, Sängerin Lotte, die Band HE/RO und die Unternehmerin, Choreographin und Autorin Nikeata Thompson. Auch GZSZ-Legende Wolfgang Bahro sowie die Spotlight-Allstars Lisa Küppers, HeyMoritz, Luana Knöll und Lea Mirzanli kehren als Gaststars zurück an die BSA.

Gedreht wird die neue Staffel unter strenger Einhaltung umfangreicher Hygienemaßnahmen zur Risikominimierung für Cast und Team in Bezug auf das Coronavirus.

Steffen Kottkamp, Brand Director Kids & Family Central Europe bei Paramount: „Egal auf welcher Plattform, Spotlight ist ein Erfolgsformat, das in der sechsten Staffel noch mal ein Stückchen erwachsener wird. Wir freuen uns auf 13 x 22 Minuten voller neuer Impulse, neuer Talente und jeder Menge Herz, Musik, Tanz und aufregender Geschichten.“

Produziert werden die neuen Folgen erneut von UFA Serial Drama in Zusammenarbeit mit Nickelodeon und VIS. Die Redaktion von Spotlight liegt bei Wiebke Werner (Nickelodeon). Produzentin ist Helga Löbel (UFA Serial Drama), Producer ist Florian Boesel (UFA Serial Drama).

Erste Einblicke in die Dreharbeiten gibt es bei @spotlightdeutsch und @nickelodeondeutsch auf Instagram, Nickelodeon Deutschland auf YouTube sowie dem TikTok-Account spotlightdeutsch.

Ab dem 1. März bringt der neue Sender Nick Spotlight bei Pluto TV alle Fans der Serie zurück an die Anfänge der Berlin School of Arts. Die fünf Schüler*innen Jannik, Toni, Ruby, Azra und Mo haben die Aufnahmeprüfung an Deutschlands einziger Schule, die Performing Arts und allgemeine Schulbildung verbindet, bestanden und wollen aus ihrem Traum vom Showbusiness Wirklichkeit machen. Alle Aufs und Abs der ersten fünf Staffeln gibt es bei Nick Spotlight auf Pluto TV täglich rund um die Uhr zu sehen.

Über Paramount:

Paramount ist ein führendes globales Medien- und Entertainmentunternehmen, das erstklassige Inhalte und Erlebnisse für ein weltweites Publikum kreiert. Zum Markenportfolio des Unternehmens gehören unter anderem CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV und Simon & Schuster. Mit innovativen Streaming-Angeboten, digitalen Bewegtbildprodukten und den linearen TV-Angeboten erreicht Paramount in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz mehr als 40 Millionen Haushalte und weltweit mehr als 4,3 Milliarden Zuschauer in mehr als 180 Ländern auf fünf Kontinenten. Durch starke Partnerschaften in den Bereichen Consumer Products und Recreation sind die Marken von Paramount außerdem erlebbar auf Events, als Lizenzprodukte und in Freizeitparks.

Über VIS:

Seit 2018 produziert VIS Inhalte für Paramount-Marken und -Plattformen, darunter Paramount+, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, Channel 5, Network 10, Telefe und Chilevisión, sowie für Dritte. Zum Studio gehören auch Ananey und Porta Dos Fundos sowie die neue, auf gesellschaftliche Themen ausgerichtete Abteilung VIS Social Impact. Die Inhalte von VIS decken alle Genres ab: Kinder, junge Erwachsene, Live-Action und Animation, Seifenopern, Dramen, kurze und lange Comedy-Formate und Spielfilme.


Official UFA press release:

SPOTLIGHT: Sechste Staffel der UFA Serial Drama Serie exklusiv bei Paramount+

UFA produziert erstmals für Paramount+

Potsdam, 20. Juni 2022. Paramount+ gab heute bekannt, dass die sechste Staffel von SPOTLIGHT, der erfolgreichen Nickelodeon-Serie über die talentierten Schauspiel-, Tanz- und Gesangsschüler:innen der Berlin School of Arts, exklusiv bei Paramount+ zu sehen sein wird. Die 13 neuen 22-minütigen Episoden, die von UFA Serial Drama im Auftrag von VIS und Nickelodeon produziert werden, befinden sich derzeit in der Postproduktion. Ein konkreter Sendetermin steht noch nicht fest.

Helga Löbel, Produzentin UFA Serial Drama: „Wir freuen uns ganz besonders, dass wir für die neue SPOTLIGHT-Staffel mit Paramount+ einen neuen Partner haben, der uns direkt nach dem Launch das Vertrauen schenkt, uns mit auf die Reise zu nehmen, um unsere junge Zielgruppe dort zu erreichen, wo sie unterwegs ist – bei den Streaminganbietern. Die SPOTLIGHT-Community wächst von Jahr zu Jahr und unsere Serie ist der Beweis dafür, dass es sich lohnt, in Deutschland Marken für Kinder aufzubauen. Wir haben uns zum Ziel gesetzt, die Wünsche der jungen Zuschauer:innen ernst zu nehmen, die nach lokalen Inhalten verlangen, die universell erzählt werden und sich international anfühlen. Wir haben gegenüber dieser Zielgruppe eine ganz besondere Verantwortung, denn es geht um viel mehr als Programm. Es geht um ein Lebensgefühl bei dem jungen Publikum. SPOTLIGHT ist unsere Möglichkeit, den Kids zu zeigen, dass sie mit ihren Fragen und Themen nicht allein sind.“

Im Mittelpunkt der neuen Staffel stehen Greta (Chiara Tews), Rocco (Malcom Meckert), Emily (Nevena Schöneberg) und Sam (Jerome Weinert), die ehrgeizig ihren Träumen von der großen Bühne folgen, dabei aber den Spaß nicht aus den Augen verlieren. Im neuen Schuljahr stoßen der kreative Lenny (German Shulga) und das Gesangstalent Luna (Carlotta Truman) zur Gang, die von Larissa (Leonie Pollok), Mads (Mike Leon Lichtenberg), Milan (Simon Zeller) und Lasse (Esmael Agostinho) komplettiert wird. Neben dem Schulalltag müssen sie dabei alle ihre ganz eigenen Herausforderungen meistern und ihren Weg finden.

Dabei bekommen sie erneut Besuch und tatkräftige Unterstützung von zahlreichen Gaststars aus TV, Musik und der Welt der Influencer:innen. U.a. mit dabei sind die Sängerinnen Lotte und Madeline Juno, die TikTok-Größen JulesBoringLife und Twenty4Tim, sowie Unternehmerin, Choreographin und Autorin Nikeata Thompson. Auch GZSZ-Legende Wolfgang Bahro sowie die SPOTLIGHT-Allstars Lisa Küppers, HeyMoritz, Luana Knöll und Lea Mirzanli kehren als Gaststars zurück an die BSA. Als Produzentin für UFA Serial Drama zeichnet Helga Löbel verantwortlich, Producer ist Florian Boesel. Die Redaktion von SPOTLIGHT liegt bei Wiebke Werner und Maleen Haug (Nickelodeon).


Das Kerngeschäft der UFA Serial Drama umfasst die Entwicklung und Produktion serieller Formate: Mit GUTE ZEITEN, SCHLECHTE ZEITEN etablierte das Unternehmen 1992 die erste und bis heute erfolgreichste tägliche Serie des deutschen TV-Markts. 1994 folgte UNTER UNS und 2006 ALLES WAS ZÄHLT. Jüngste Formate aus dem Hause UFA SERIAL DRAMA sind u.a. SPOTLIGHT (seit 2016), NACHTSCHWESTERN (2019/20), RAMPENSAU (2019), LENSSEN ÜBERNIMMT 1/2/3 (seit 2020), SUNNY – WER BIST DU WIRKLICH? (2020), VERBOTENE LIEBE – NEXT GENERATION (2020), EVEN CLOSER – HAUTNAH (2021), NIHAT – ALLES AUF ANFANG (2021) sowie LEON – GLAUB NICHT ALLES, WAS DU SIEHST! (2022). Die Langlebigkeit der Serien und die Innovationskraft des Unternehmens machen UFA Serial Drama zum Marktführer in seinem Segment. Die Geschäftsführer sind Markus Brunnemann und Joachim Kosack.


Originally published: February 21, 2022.

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