Monday, July 11, 2016

Nickelodeon UK Gets "Gigantic" with New Series About Hollywood "It" Kids, Premiering Thursday 28th July 2016 In Nick At Nite

Nickelodeon UK & Ireland have announced the exciting news in a new trailer that Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD will start to show Gigantic, a popular 18-episode half-hour scripted comedy drama series, Thursdays at 9:31pm from Thursday 28th July 2016, as part of Nick@Nite!

Shot and set in Los Angeles, Gigantic features an ensemble cast that includes Grace Gummer, the daughter of Meryl Streep, and Gia Mantegna, the daughter of Joe Mantegna, as two of the lead characters who navigate the privileges and pitfalls of having Hollywood A-list parents.

Set in the world of the Hollywood elite, packed with parties and privilege, Gigantic follows the coming-of-age stories of a fictional group of teens as they navigate friendships, romances and a Hollywood lifestyle. The ensemble cast includes: 17-year-old Anna Moore (Gummer) and her younger brother, Walt Moore (Tony Oller, MKTO), both kids of a famous movie star couple, Jennifer and John Moore (portrayed by Helen Slater and Patrick Fabian, respectively); Anna's best friend Piper Katins (Jolene Purdy); Piper's brother, Finn Katins (Malcolm David Kelley, MKTO); frenemy Vanessa King (Mantegna) and Anna's longtime crush Joey Colvin (Ryan Rottman).

Gigantic explores the complicated lives of teenagers and parents through a variety of lenses, allowing the audience in on the provocative and privileged world of celebrity, while also examining the everyday angst that's relatable to all teens.

Jolene Purdy, Gia Mantegna, Malcolm David Kelley, Tony Oller, Ryan Rottman, and Grace Gummer in Gigantic. Photo by JAMES DIMMOCK/TEENNICK - © 2009 VIACOM, INTERNATIONAL, INC., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The premiere episode introduces Anna Moore (Gummer) as she returns to Los Angeles after two years of living in Australia where her parents were shooting their latest film. As Anna struggles to reunite with all of her old friends and find her place within the group she left behind, she finds that she still has feelings for her longtime crush Joey (Rottman). But as Joey reaches out to rekindle the flame he also once carried for Anna, he torn by a secret that could forever ruin their relationship.

Gigantic co-stars Skyler Day as Maggie Ritter, Laurel Holloman as RaeAnne Colvin, Emma Caulfield as Sasha, Bianca Collins as Lulu Khandan, AJ Lamas as Simon Mcrae, and Ben Milliken as Russell.

Jolene Purdy, Gia Mantegna, Malcolm David Kelley, Tony Oller, Ryan Rottman, and Grace Gummer in Gigantic. Photo by JAMES DIMMOCK/TEENNICK - © 2009 VIACOM, INTERNATIONAL, INC., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The series is produced by Reveille Productions, Grady Twins Productions and Pacific Bay Entertainment, and is distributed by TeenNick Originals. It is executive produced by veteran producers Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grey's Anatomy, Point Pleasant) and Dawn Parouse Olmstead (Prison Break, Point Pleasant, Tru Calling), and Carolyn Bernstein and Todd Cohen from Reveille. Gigantic marks TeenNick's second collaboration with award-winning production company Reveille.

Producer Marti Noxon is a veteran of the business, whose television credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Point Pleasant and Mad Men. Noxon is currently developing film and television projects including Bang for HBO, Fright Night for Dreamworks Studios and Box City, which she also directed. Dawn Parouse Olmstead is a seasoned TV producer, having executive produced the hit show Prison Break. Olmstead was formerly the Co-President/Partner of Adelstein-Parouse Production and is producing the film The Experiment with Forest Whitaker and Adrien Brody. Previously, she helped launch Original Television, producing the dramas Tru Calling and Still Life. Olmstead earlier served as Vice President of Development and Original Programming at MTV.

Additional sources: Wikipedia, Digiguide,; Images via IMDb.
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