Ryan is making the jump from YouTube to the mainstream. Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins revealed that the 7-year-old star of Ryan ToysReview will be at the center of Nick’s new live-action series, Ryan’s Mystery Playdate. The series is created and produced by pocket.watch.
“Ryan is a kid who happens to be one of YouTube’s towering giants, with millions of followers who are going to love seeing him and his family on Nickelodeon in a totally new and fun way,” says Robbins. “Unboxing is just the start of the new adventures fans can expect from Ryan’s Mystery Playdate on Nick, and we’re excited to be working with pocket.watch to bring this series to our audience.”
The new series follows Ryan, his parents, and animated friends Gus the Gummy Gator and Combo Panda as they work together to tackle a series of imaginative, physical challenges and unbox puzzles to reveal the identity of his mystery playdate. The 20-episode series will premiere in the U.S. later this year on Nickelodeon.
“We’re thrilled that our friends at Nickelodeon recognize the power and popularity of Ryan and the characters that inhabit his world with him,” added Albie Hecht, pocket.watch’s chief content officer. “Over the last year pocket.watch launched Ryan’s World books, games and consumer products to great success so a TV show with Nickelodeon is the natural next step in propelling Ryan to true global franchise status.”