Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nickelodeon Issues 'Blue's Clues' Casting Call [Updated]

Nickelodeon's search for a new Blue's Clues host is on! Nick are bringing this iconic show back next year for a whole new generation of preschoolers - and Nickelodeon and Uptown are seeking actors from Manhattan, NY and Los Angeles, CA to audition to be the new lead, Nikki/Nicky!


Blue's Clues

Update (6/7): ToonBarn is reporting the exciting news that the working title for Nickelodeon's new Blue's Clues series could be Blue's Clues and You, and will be going into production later this month!

Production Description
Blue’s Clues will be hosted by a brand-new, live-action host. The host and CG animated energetic girl puppy Blue invite viewers into an animated world to help solve the day’s puzzles. This remake of the groundbreaking curriculum-driven, interactive series will bring back beloved puppy Blue for an all-new generation of preschoolers. Preschoolers are encouraged to interact with the action on-screen by answering questions, pointing out clues, jumping on their feet and overall playing along.

Roles: Nikki/Nicky (Lead): Males & Females, 18+
Female or male. Can play 19-25 years old. ANY ETHNICITY. Charismatic, expressive, and playful. Strong presence, energy, and versatility with great comedic timing. NIKKI/NICKY must be able to lean in, connect, and listen to our preschool viewers through the camera. NIKKI/NICKY must empower our viewers to feel important, respected, and smart. Appealing to a Kids & Family Audience. Singing, playing the guitar, and juggling are all a plus.

Logline: Blue’s Clues will be hosted by a brand-new, live-action host. The host and CG animated energetic girl puppy Blue invite viewers into an animated world to help solve the day’s puzzles. This remake of the groundbreaking curriculum-driven, interactive series will bring back beloved puppy Blue for an all-new generation of preschoolers. Preschoolers are encouraged to interact with the action on-screen by answering questions, pointing out clues, jumping on their feet and overall playing along.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, national origin, ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law.


Do you have what it takes to fill this chair?

ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
REQUIRED MEDIA: Headshot/Photo
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations: Works late August 2018–April 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
Paid Role: Yes

Compensation & Union Contract Details: SAG-AFTRA. Casting personnel states: "We can see all talent but the project is SAG-AFTRA."

Key Details

Seeking talent from: Manhattan, NY; Los Angeles, CA

Casting Company: Uptown/Nickelodeon - Danielle Pretsfelder, Casting NY; Andrea Zee, Casting NY; Ann Maney, Casting LA.

If you're interested on being Blue's new best friend, make sure to apply for an audition on Uptown's official Blue's Clues casting call here on Backstage.com. Applications close Friday 22nd June 2018. Good luck! :)

Update (6/12) - from Backstage:

Audition to Be the Host of the Rebooted ‘Blue’s Clues’

The much-loved children’s show “Blue’s Clues” is returning to Nickelodeon. The interactive, curriculum-driven television series will see a new host alongside his or her familiar furry friend, Blue. The production is conducting a nationwide search for a charming and expressive lead.

Blue is a CG animated puppy that invites viewers into an animated world. Aimed at preschoolers, the fun and energetic show is all about solving puzzles through a series of clues left by the titular Blue. The host serves as another point of contact for the young viewers as they solve puzzles, discover clues, and jump to their feet in excitement while playing along.

The production is currently casting Nicky/Nikki, the host, for talent, aged 18 and older. All qualified performers should submit, regardless of gender, disability, race, age, and national or ethnic origin. Nicky/Nikki must empower the audience to feel respected and important, and treat them with intelligence. To do so, the host must lean in and connect through the camera to listen to young viewers. The role requires great comedic timing, versatility, and especially charisma.

Production takes place in Toronto, Canada from late August until April 2019. The contract is SAG-AFTRA, although casting can see all talent, union or nonunion. Auditions will take place in New York City and Los Angeles.

To see the original casting notice and to apply, click here.

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Check out the action from Nickelodeon's open audition to find a new host for Blue's Clues in Burbank, California!


More Nick: Blue’s Clues: The Search for the New Host & Best Friend! | Nickelodeon!

H/T: Huge thanks to PinkiePie97 for the working title and production news!

Originally published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
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