Nickelodeon International has handed out a series order to Goldie’s Oldies, a live-action comedy from the Viacom International Studios UK. Twenty episodes have been ordered for the show’s first season. Notably, this marks the first original commission for Nickelodeon International’s channels in some 170 territories outside of the United States.
Goldie’s Oldies follows the life of teenager Goldie, whose life is turned upside down when her family moves in with their Grandpa Maury and his three ‘70 something’ room mates. It is a single-camera comedy that will be shot in studio and on location. Filming gets underway in Manchester in January 2020 ahead of a global rollout on Nickelodeon’s channels later that year.
Evan Thaler Hickey created the series, and the head writer is Mark Oswin. Trevor Klein is the executive producer for Viacom International Studios UK. Goldie’s Oldies was commissioned by Nina Hahn, Senior Vice-President of Production and Development for Nickelodeon International. In addition to being the first original commissioned exclusively for Nickelodeon International, Goldie’s Oldies also marks VIS UK’s first move into scripted comedy. It is also a a significant step into children’s TV production, after their previous production for Channel 5’s Milkshake!.
“We’re very excited about this series – its warmth, humour and variety of characters, including a strong female lead, make it a perfect fit for Nickelodeon,” Nina Hahn said in a statement. “With a global writing room bringing different comedic and cultural perspectives to the show and its universal themes, including family and the special relationship between young and old, we can’t wait to introduce Goldie’s Oldies to our young audiences all around the world.”
While Joe McLusky, General Manager of VIS UK, added: “Goldie’s Oldies will mark a number of firsts for VIS UK, broadening our scope and scale whilst demonstrating our commitment to supporting the UK’s regional production sector. The commission supports our ambitions to grow our international studio business, as we continue to expand production output for Viacom’s network of international channels, as well as third party broadcasters and VOD platforms.”