Nickelodeon inked a deal with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects to produce an animated series based on The BeatBuds, a popular Los Angeles-based kids’ music duo.
The BeatBuds (working title) will follow the adventures of Jonny, Matty, and rest of their ‘Buds. Each episode will feature an original song. Evan Sinclair (Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, The Aquabats! Super Show!) is writing the short-form series with production set to begin this summer on the 10-episode series.
“The BeatBuds are all my kids listen to and from the first time I saw them perform at a birthday party, I knew they could become one of the biggest kids acts,” says SB Projects founder and executive producer Scooter Braun. “This is going to be a really fun show the entire family can enjoy together; soon everyone will be singing along to The BeatBuds songs.”
Since the group’s founding in 2012, The BeatBuds — Jonathan Jonah and Matthew Shapiro — evolved beyond a duo and into a popular kids’ entertainment brand with other musicians joining the team as ‘Buds to accommodate the demand for live performances at birthday parties and special events.
“Energizing families through music is what The BeatBuds is all about,” say Jonah and Shapiro. “We have created a community like no other in which kids and parents are truly connected to us and our music. When we got the chance to create an animated series with Nickelodeon and Scooter, our excitement soared because we can bring The BeatBuds to the world. Let’s jam!”
The series is slated to debut on Nickelodeon’s preschool platforms next year.