Nickelodeon Orders Live-Action 'School of Rock' Series

Nickelodeon is ready to rock.

More than 10 years after Paramount's Jack Black and Mike White starrer, the kid-focused cable network is teaming with its fellow Viacom-owned studio's TV unit to revive School of Rock as a live-action series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The new School of Rock, which has secured a 13-episode straight-to-series pickup, will follow the same premise and revolve around the adventures and misadventures of Dewey Finn (Black's role), a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school as he teaches his eccentric, unconventional and overachieving students to play and love rock 'n' roll.

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Soldierone1540d ago

The sad thing is, this scenario could make for a really entertaining all around show. However with Nick's recent track record it will probably be 100 percent kid focused and ruin it.