Written by Evan Sinclair, the 10-episode short-form series is slated to begin production this summer and will premiere on Nickelodeon’s preschool platforms in 2021. Each episode will follow the “musical adventures” of BeatBuds Jonny Jingles and Matty Maracas and feature an original song. Production will be overseen by Eryk Casemiro, senior vp at Nickelodeon Preschool.
“My young daughter’s love for The BeatBuds turned me into a bona fide super fan, and now they’re pretty much our whole family’s go-to soundtrack,” said Brian Robbins, president of kids & family entertainment at ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks. “I’m really happy to be working with Scooter Braun to bring them to Nickelodeon for a series that our audience is going to totally love.”
Added Braun, who will executive produce the series alongside SB Projects’ Scott Manson, “The BeatBuds are all my kids listen to and from the first time I saw them perform at a birthday party, I knew they could become one of the biggest kids acts. This is going to be a really fun show the entire family can enjoy together, soon everyone will be singing along to The BeatBuds songs.”
Created by Jonathan Jonah and Matthew Shapiro in 2012, The BeatBuds create children’s music with a contemporary sound that is educational and interactive.
“Energizing families through music is what The BeatBuds is all about. We have created a community like no other in which kids and parents are truly connected to us and our music,” said Jonah and Shapiro in a statement. “When we got the chance to create an animated series with Nickelodeon and Scooter, our excitement soared because we can bring The BeatBuds to the world. Let’s jam!”