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[02/19/20 - 06:16 AM]
Nickelodeon Prepares for Lift-Off with "The Astronauts," First Production with Imagine Kids+Family
Marking Nickelodeon's first production with Imagine Kids+Family, the 10-episode series is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada, with a premiere slated for this summer.

[06/18/19 - 09:47 AM]
Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids+Family Developing Original Live-Action Space Series
"Untitled Space Show" will be showrun and written by Daniel Knauf and centers around a group of kids who mistakenly launch into space.







ASTRONAUTS, THE (NICKELODEON)
Premieres in Summer 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Nickelodeon's press release, February 2020) Nickelodeon is setting off into new territory with the greenlight of The Astronauts (working title), a brand-new, live-action series following a group of kids who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they are mistakenly launched into space. Marking Nickelodeon's first production with Imagine Kids+Family, The Astronauts (10 episodes) is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada, with a premiere slated for this summer. "The Astronauts stands as one of the most ambitious and cinematic stories Nickelodeon has ever told, and we are so proud to partner with Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, and Stephanie Sperber at their Kids+Family division, on this new series," said Brian Robbins, President, Kids & Family Entertainment, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks. "Through Imagine's ability to create fully relatable characters and put them into big, cinematic adventures, The Astronauts is well positioned to hit home with both kids and parents who want to experience this kind of great storytelling together." "Nickelodeon has been the gold standard in kids' entertainment for a long time, and that's because they have a natural sense of how to develop talent and nurture ideas to make the best shows possible," said Ron Howard. "After talking to Brian Robbins about how Imagine's legacy in space could be brought to Nickelodeon, it was obvious that they wanted to take big creative swings with us on this series and that's incredibly exciting." In The Astronauts, the spaceship Odyssey II is set to launch to investigate a mysterious asteroid passing by Earth. A group of kids who gathered to watch the lift-off sneak onto the empty ship with their parent's security clearance before the event, and accidentally initiate the launch sequence. Blasting off into space with no proper training, a malfunctioning onboard AI system, and their parents watching from Earth, the kids embark on a journey of survival using only their smarts and friendship as tools.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ben Daon as Will Rivers
· Bryce Gheisar as Elliott Combs
· Kayden Grace Swan as Doria Taylor
· Keith L. Williams as Martin Taylor
· Miya Cech as Samantha "Samy" Sawyer-Wei
· Paige Howard as Matilda (Voice)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Daniel Knauf as CRTR/EP
· Dean Israelite as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Ron Howard as EP
· Stephanie Sperber as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Imagine Television