Nick flick 'Spectacular!' is just the start for Krieg

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Nickelodeon's TV movie/ musical "Spectacular!" doesn't premiere until Presidents Day, but the cable channel is quietly laying the groundwork for a possible sequel.

"Spectacular!" writer James Krieg has been hired to pen a potential second installment, which would be directed by Robert Iscove, helmer of the upcoming original about a wannabe rock singer who joins the school choir. A green light for the project is still a ways away, but Nickelodeon is said to have high hopes about turning "Spectacular!" into a franchise a la Disney Channel's "High School Musical."

Additionally, Krieg and "Spectacular!" exec producer Jessica Horowitz have set up "Den Brother," a two-hour movie, at Disney Channel. The script will be adapted from an unpublished manuscript by Michael Horowitz about a high school hockey player forced to lead his sister's Brownie troop.

Also in the hopper is "After Midnight," an animated series Krieg is producing with Jessica Horowitz and "HSM" co-star Ashley Tisdale, which is being shopped around.

At Cartoon Network, Krieg has "Firebreather" in the works. Julia Pistor is producing the project, based on an Image comic book.

Krieg is repped by Endeavor, Industry and attorney Chad Christopher. (partialdiff)
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