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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Nickelodeon Israel Orders New Drama 'Ziggy'

Nickelodeon in Israel has commissioned a new young-adult drama titled Ziggy from Tel Aviv-based global content production and distribution company ADD Content (The Missing, My Guardian Angel)!

Nickelodeon’s Ziggy

Created by Shahar Segall and Oren Yaakobi, Ziggy tells the story of 16-year-old Dori, a teenager with Vitiligo (a long-term skin condition characterised by patches of the skin losing their pigment) which has impacted his confidence so much that he hides from the world. In order to fulfil his secret dream of singing and performing on stage, he invents a charismatic and talented alter ego – Ziggy – a personality who can conquer bullies and shine through the mask he adopts as his signature costume. Dori/Ziggy will be played by newcomer, Amitai Erman, who also has Vitiligo. The show follows Dori’s journey of success and his battle to keep his true identity a secret, while he falls in love, makes friends, and discovers himself.

Nickelodeon, which is distributed by pay TV platform Hot, has commissioned 40 episodes of Ziggy, which will be produced and distributed internationally by ADD Content as a format and finished series. Emil Ben Shimon directs.

Hadas Mozes-Lichtenstein, co-Founder and Head of International at ADD Content said: “This show is a really important story in a time where we as a society, and particularly our teenagers, are more and more image conscious. We’re excited to bring this fun, relatable coming-of-age series to life on Nickelodeon and can’t wait to introduce the hugely talented Amitai to audiences.”

Orly Atlas-Katz, CEO of Ananey Communications Groups adds: “All of us here at Nickelodeon Hot, the leading channel for meaningful, quality children and teen’s content, are happy and honoured to be a part of this important and moving show. A story focusing on the triumph of the human spirit, the courage to be different and the importance of believing in yourself.”

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Sources: C21 Media, Señal News.
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