DHX Media Ltd. who is a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has partnered with Nickelodeon and Canada’s YTV for the upcoming live-action musical-comedy series Make It Pop. The half-hour sitcom is currently filming 20 episodes at DHX’s Epitome Studio, in Toronto, Canada. Make It Pop premieres on Nickelodeon (US) Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:00p.m. (ET/PT) and will premiere on YTV in summer 2015.
Make It Pop, which has just been picked up for 20 episodes, is a comedic, music-infused daily strip about three unique girls who come together to start their own K pop- inspired band. Randomly selected to room together at boarding school, three freshman girls – bookish Corki (Erika Tham), fashion forward Jodi (Louriza Tronco), and social media maven Sun Hi (Megan Lee) – meet and bond over music. With the help of fellow boarding school classmate and DJ hopeful, Caleb (Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as their band, XO-IQ, becomes a school-wide sensation and they compete for a place in the upcoming school musical.
The series, which will feature original songs and performances in every episode, is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Make It Pop is executive produced by Lynch and Cannon, together with Steven DeNure and Anne Loi for DHX Media. DHX Media will also handle global distribution and brand management for Make It Pop, as well as merchandising and licensing through appointed agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG).
Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media, said: “Tom and Nick have created a standout and up-to-the-minute series with a beating musical heart and unbridled energy, style and humour. High-school shenanigans have never before been this spirited and comical. Make It Pop has all the ingredients to be a success.”
Thomas W. Lynch, CEO of Tom Lynch Co., added: “I am thrilled to be able to bring music, comedy, and the coming-of-age stories that I so love to tell, together under the global phenomenon of K-pop. DHX and Ncredible have been great collaborators on this journey, and I look forward to seeing all the fun and energy of Make It Pop unveiled for the world to enjoy.”
“With a talented cast and writing team behind the series, Make It Pop brings the stylized moves, the fashion flare, the incredible music and non-stop-energy of K-pop to a North American audience and we couldn’t be more excited to premiere it on YTV in Canada,” said Jamie Piekarz, Director of Content, Corus Kids.