Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nickelodeon Latin America Commissions New Telenovela "Yo soy Franky"

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) has announced the exciting news that they have commissioned a brand-new original telenovela titled "Yo soy Franky"!

The announcement was made by Tatiana Rodríguez, the Senior Vice President of Programming and Creative Strategy for Nickelodeon Latin America at LA Screenings.

"Yo soy Franky" ("I am Franky") follows the story of a teenage girl robot called Franky who has been designed to be just like a real teenage girl. Designed by a scientist named Sofia, who Franky calls her Mother, Franky looks like any other girl, but functions just like the latest computer technology, complete with WiFi access, extensive memory and a hard disk. No-one but the members of her human family know Franky's secret.

Nickelodeon Latin America will host the pan-regional premiere "Yo soy Franky" in the last quarter of 2015.

"Yo soy Franky" will star Venezuelan actress María Gabriela de Faría, better known for her role as Isa in Nickelodeon's "Isa TKM" and Mia in seasons three and four of Nickelodeon's "Grachi", and Mexican actor Martín Barba, best known for his character Benjamín Casanegra in the series "Último año". De Faria returns to Nickelodeon after starring in the film "El paseo", considered the number one in Colombia with John Leguizamo.

The new original series, picked up for 60 hour-long episodes (60 x 60'), will be produced in Colombia by Televideo and will be distributed Viacom International Media Networks The Americas through its Division of International Sales Programming (IPS), the division responsible for the international distribution of programs, formats and activities produced by the brands of the company.

"After the incredible success of local productions [by] Nickelodeon, both regionally and internationally, [we] are really excited to announce the start of production [of] "Yo soy Franky"," said Rodriguez. "This series clearly demonstrates our experience in producing quality content and strengthens our leadership position in the pay TV industry in the segment of children and families."

"Yo soy Franky" is written by Argentinian author Marcela Citterrio, whose previous projects include "Patito feo" and "Chica vampiro".

To celebrate their brand-new series, Nickelodeon Latin America recently held a live Periscope interview with the entire cast of "Yo soy Franky"!

Sources: Anime, Manga y TV, TTVNews.

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