BBC Kids Network Renews Henry Winkler Dramedy
BANFF, ALBERTA -- U.K. kids channel CBBC has renewed the Henry Winkler-starrer Hank Zipzer for a second cycle.
Happy Days' Fonz, who is receiving a tribute at the Banff World Media Festival, will topline another 13 episodes of the dramedy from Kindle Entertainment, with DHX Media and Walker Productions.
The series, inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, written by Winkler and Lin Oliver, will shoot in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Yorkshire, England.
A 2015 debut is planned for the second series.
Hank Zipzer follows 13-year-old named Henry 'Hank' Zipzer, played by Nick James, and is based on Winkler's experiences growing up as a young boy with dyslexia.
Winkler plays his real-life teacher who understands Hank and is an ally in daily battles with the fierce and unforgiving Ms. Adolf, played by Felicity Montagu.