Monday, October 08, 2018

Nickelodeon Announces Teen Sleuthing TV Movie ‘Bixler High Private Eye’ [Updated]

Henry Danger’s Jace Norman and Ariel “Baby Ariel” Martin will star in TV movie


Bixler High Private Eye. Credit: Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon today announced its latest TV movie titled Bixler High Private Eye, starring Jace Norman and Ariel Martin, TheWrap reports. The comedy tells the story of a young sleuth whose father suddenly goes missing.

Norman plays Xander DeWitt, who has a knack for solving mysteries and finds himself tackling his biggest case when his father leaves for work one day and suddenly disappears without a trace. After hijinks and skipping school to find his dad, Xander’s mom sends him to live with his former private investigator grandfather in his dad’s hometown. He finds a surprising lead there and teams up with Kenzie Messina, played by Baby Ariel, an investigative reporter for the school newspaper.

The TV movie also marks Henry Danger star Norman’s first time as executive producer. See the first look photo above.

In the awesome photos below, you can see Jace and Ariel Martin, a.k.a. Baby Ariel, in action. This movie looks like it’s going to be so much fun. This is Baby Ariel’s acting debut. “Bixler High Private Eye is very special to me since it is the first project that I helped to develop with Nickelodeon and executive producing a movie has always been a dream of mine” Jace told HollywoodLife. “Bixler High Private Eye is a funny, heartwarming story, with mystery and lots of action. Ariel and I had great time working together on this movie and can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Baby Ariel is just as pumped as Jace for the movie! “I am beyond excited for the release of Bixler High Private Eye,” she said. “I had the best time playing Kenzie, a passionate and hard-working teenager, whose heart and determination was inspiring. The cast and crew were a dream to work with. Jace and I not only worked so well together, but also laughed non-stop. Our director, Leslie [Kolins Small], made being on set everyday such a joy and pleasure.” The movie is set to air in early 2019.

Norman executive produces with Scott Norman, Rene Rigal and Tobin Armburst. Greg Sills produces. The movie was written by Danny Kallis, Michele Wolff and Christopher Baldi, and directed by Leslie Kolins Small.

Norman currently stars in Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger and has a start-up social media marketing company called Creator Edge Media. Martin, also known as “Baby Ariel,” is a social media star, singer, entrepreneur, and author. She has reached an audience of nearly 40 million on her social media platinums. Her book, Dreaming Out Loud, will be released Oct. 9.

Henry Danger is year-to-date the number-one show on TV with kids 2-11 and 6-11, according to Nickelodeon.

Update (10/8): To celebrate the announcement, Ariel took to Instagram to share the news and express her excitement with fans by posting a behind-the-scenes photo!

She wrote, "Bixler High Private Eye, our movie that is FILLED with action, family, and heart, is coming sooooooon to @nickelodeon!!!!!!! playing Kenzie (i can’t wait for you to meet her...she's a cutie) and getting to tell such a heartwarming story with @jacenorman was a dream come true. this is so very special to me and we CANT WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE ITTTTT!!!!!!!!! #BixlerHighPI ....i’m currently crying i am so happy ok bye ur gonna luv it."


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Originally published: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:00pm BST.

Additional source: J-14.
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