Popular kids` channel`s TV series based on `School of Rock`
New York: TV channel Nickelodeon`s next show is a musical comedy titled `School of Rock`, based on the 2003 film of the same name.
The live-action 13-episode series will follow Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star (played by Jack Black in the movie) who poses as a substitute teacher at a fancy prep school and turns his class of over-achieving students into a rock band, reportedly.
"Besides being a great movie, we thought the characters are something our audience would love, the comedy is exactly what kids would love and there`s a musical element to it that we think our audience will respond to," said Sarah Noonan, senior vice-president of live action, current series and development for Nickelodeon.
Jim and Steve Armogida (Disney XD`s `Crash & Bernstein`) will write and executive-produce the series, along with the movie`s director Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudin.
While casting hasn`t started yet, `iCarly` star Miranda Cosgrove, who played student Summer Hathaway in the original movie, might make a cameo on the show.
"We thought it would really be a great opportunity to see if she might be interested in coming and doing a cameo for us," Noonan said.