Friday, January 26, 2018

Nickelodeon Australia And New Zealand To Premiere 'I Am Frankie' On Friday 23rd February 2018 *Updated With Trailer*

A cutting edge, experimental android navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager in I Am Frankie, Nickelodeon’s newest serialised live-action show, launching on Friday 23rd February 2018 from 6:15pm on Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand! I Am Frankie tells the story of Frankie Gaines (Alex Hook), who looks like any other human girl, but harbors a big secret--she functions as a high-tech computer, complete with internet access, extensive memory and more. In fact, you could say she's Wired Differently than other teenagers! Following the series premiere, new episodes of I Am Frankie will continue to air daily Mondays to Thursdays at 6:00pm.


After escaping from tech company EGG Labs to avoid being used for evil purposes, Frankie enrolls in high school in an attempt to pass as a typical teenager. Despite having an inside full of wires and circuits, Frankie begins to adapt well by bonding with her new best friend Dayton (Nicole Alyse Nelson), juggling loads of homework and dealing with boy crushes, all while keeping her true identity a secret.

Suspicion soon arises about Frankie, as popular girls Tammy (Mohana Krishnan), Lucia (Uriel Baldesco) and Makayla (Kristi Beckett) question her quick victory during a math competition. To complicate things even further, Frankie’s wiring goes haywire as she starts experiencing human emotion, creating more challenges and adventurous fun. How long can she keep her true identity a secret while maintaining herself as a normal teenager?



In the first ever episode of I Am Frankie, "I am…a Gaines" (#101), after escaping from EGG labs, Frankie must adjust to life in a new high school while hiding her identity as an android! Frankie starts her first day of school, however, suspicion soon arises when her classmates question her victory during a maths competition. To complicate things even further, Frankie’s wiring goes haywire as she starts experiencing human emotion. How long can she keep her true identity a secret? Then, in episode two, "I Am ... in a Math Bee", Frankie works hard to keep her android identity a secret, but makes new enemies during a math competition at school; Frankie must risk being discovered when a bug in her system forces her to plug herself directly into the school's internet.



Online at nick.com.au and the Nick Play app, fans can find out more about I Am Frankie.

Filmed in the new state-of-the-art Viacom International Studios in Miami, I am Frankie was originally produced as Yo Soy Franky by Nickelodeon Latin America in Colombia. The series is created by renowned Argentine writer Marcela Citterio. The English language version is produced by Paradiso Pictures and Nickelodeon Latin America.

I Am Frankie received its world premiere on Monday 11th September 2017 on Nickelodeon USA, and is currently being distributed to Nickelodeon’s global audiences spanning 170+ countries and territories via the brand’s more than 80 channels and branded blocks. The series was recently greenlit for a second season, which is slated to start production in March 2018 in Miami, Florida.

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Originally published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Original sources: SKY New Zealand
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