Saturday, April 22, 2017

Nickelodeon Latin America Commences Production On "Vikki RPM" In Miami, Fl

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) has announced the exciting news that production has started on Vikki RPM, the networks brand-new teen drama series inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet that follows two kart racers who fall in love despite their families' rivalry!


Formally titled Formula A, Vikki RPM gives a fun new twist to the story of Romeo y Julieta, taking it to the race track of Ciudad del Este, where Max and Victoria compete and fall in love despite the rivalry between their two families. Both run as they are; Max is a serious and methodical boy, while Victoria is impulsive and mischievous. On the track they are rivals, but outside the world of go-karting, they are inseparable. It is a dangerous sport, but the real danger lies in falling in love with your opponent. Vikki RPM will be shot entirely on location in Miami with Latin American talent.

Created by Carlos Jiménez-Pons (Carlos Jiménez-Pons) and produced by Somos Productions for Nickelodeon Latinoamérica, Vikki RPM is being filmed at Viacom International Studios (VIS), the production hub for Viacom International Media Networks Americas, and on location in several areas in Miami. The series is being written by Catharina Ledeboer (Grachi, Talia in the Kitchen, I Am Frankie, Every Witch Way, W.I.Ts Academy) and Rocio Lara (Skimo, Plaza Sésamo, Waking Up with You).

Vikki RPM will star established and new pan-regional actors, including: Samantha Siqueros (Along Came Love, Como Dice el Dicho), Maite Embil (¿Quién es Quién?, Voltea pa' que te enamores), the niece of famed Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, Paulo Quevedo (Una Maid en Manhattan, Locos Y Peligrosos), and Stefano Ollivier (Estefano Ollivier), who will make his TV debut with the series, from Mexico; Josette Vidal (winner of two Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards blimps for her role as 'Sara Fuccinelli' in Toni La Chef), Angela Rincón (Grachi, Toni la Chef), Yul Burkel (Silvana Sin Lana), Scarlet Gruber (El Desconocido: aka El Cholo), and Ana Karina Manco (La Mujer Perfecta) from Venezuela; Vanessa Blandon (Isa TKM, Chica Vampiro) from Colombia, and renowned actor Saúl Lisazo (Señorita Pólvora) from Argentina.

Vikki RPM is slated to debut on Nickelodeon Latinoamérica's pan-regional channels during the the third quarter of this year (3Q07). Vikki RPM season one will feature 60 1-hour episodes.

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) introduced the series at the latest Natpe conference.

Vikki RPM is Nickelodeon Latinoamérica's latest teen series inspired by a classic novel, following Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa, a new live-action teen series inspired by the 1880 novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri.

Sources: Anime, Mangá e TV, Todotvnews, TVCinews; Additional source: IMDb (I, II, III, IV).
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