Friday, July 20, 2018

Bryton James Joins Voice Cast of Nickelodeon's 'Glitch Techs'

Emmy-award winning actor Bryton James has been cast in Nickelodeon's upcoming brand-new 2D animated series Glitch Techs!


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Glitch Techs (working title) is an adventure-comedy following two newly recruited kids as they battle video game monsters that come to life in the real world. The series comes from Eric Robles (Fanboy & Chum Chum, The X's, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan) and Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape), both hailing from Nickelodeon's Artist Collective, an internal artist-led development program, and is being produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif. Nickelodeon has picked-up Glitch Techs for an initial 20-episode first season.

Glitch Techs will boast a multi-ethnic cast, including a Muslim-American female character who will wear a hijab. At a industry panel held late last year, the co-creators explained that when they were developing Glitch Techs, they “recognized the need to incorporate characters reflective of the viewing audience, whether they are background characters or main characters,” and revealed that they had worked with MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) to “figure out how to accurately display an authenticity, even down to little behaviors.” Dan Milano further elaborated, “Even though we’re an animated show and they are trying to catch creatures, we want small things. We want to know that a stray hair came out of that hijab, and she had to tuck it behind her ear because that’s a human moment, that’s a practical moment, from everyday life.”


Nick Picks Up New Gaming-Themed Animated Series, "Glitch Techs" (Photo: Nickelodeon)

Details about Bryton James’ Glitch Techs character have yet to be revealed.

James is best known as portraying Devon Hamilton Winters in Genoa City on the hit daytime soap The Young and the Restless. The actor is no stranger to Nickelodeon audiences, having voiced 'Roy' on the popular animated series Winx Club. The star also starred in Family Matters and featured in The Vampire Diaries, and currently voices Virgil Hawkins/Static in the animated series, Young Justice. It is being reported that Bryton James will continue his R&Y role whilst recording dialogue for Glitch Techs.

More Nick: Nickelodeon's 'Glitch Techs' To Star A Multiethnic Cast!

Sources: Soap Opera Digest, Soap Opera Spy, Daytime Confidential, Soaps.com; Additional source: IMDb (I, II).
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