The two projects were unveiled at ViacomCBS’ investor presentation Wednesday.
A pair of signature Nickelodeon shows are getting live-action updates on Paramount+.
The streamer is developing live-action versions of Dora the Explorer and The Fairly OddParents as part of a sizable offering of kids and family programming on the soon to launch platform (a renamed and expanded CBS All Access).
Brian Robbins, president ViacomCBS Kids & Family, announced the two projects Wednesday as part of a flood of news during Paramount+’s investor presentation. Robbins said the shows would be “in the vein of” the 2019 live-action feature film Dora and the Lost City of Gold and will target Nickelodeon’s core kid audience. Other details are scant at the moment.
The Dora and OddParents projects are in keeping with ViacomCBS’ m.o. for Paramount+, which is to mine the company’s vast IP library for updates and new spins of existing titles. Wednesday’s presentation included news of series based on Paramount movies Love Story, Fatal Attraction and The Parallax View; a revival of Frasier; and revivals of MTV’s Road Rules and VH1’s Behind the Music, among others.
On the kids and family side, Robbins also announced the launch of Avatar Studios, dedicated to the expanding the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, and a Paw Patrol feature film.