‘School of Rock’ Trailer: Nickelodeon’s New Series Based on the Jack Black Film

School of Rock Cast
Zack (Lance Lim), Summer (Jade Pettyjohn), Freddy (Ricardo Hurtado), Dewey Finn (Tony Cavalero), Tomika (Breanna Yde), and Lawrence (Aiden Miner) in ‘School of Rock’ (Photo Ā© 2015 Viacom International)

Nickelodeon’s released the first trailer for School of Rock, a new comedy series set to premiere on March 12, 2016 at 9:30pm ET/PT before moving to its regular timeslot of Saturdays at 8:30pm. The music-driven series is based on the 2003 feature film that starred Jack Black as an elementary school substitute teacher. School of Rock (the movie) director Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudin executive produce the series along with Eli Bush, Jim Armogida, Steve Armogida, and Jay Kogen. The Armogidas developed the series for Nickelodeon.


Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Richard Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, and Breanna Yde play the musically-inclined students. Tony Cavalero takes over the Jack Black role in the TV version of School of Rock. Guest stars for season one include Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Big Time Rush’s Kendall Schmidt, and The Thundermans’ Kira Kosarin.

The Plot:School of Rock follows a group of rule-abiding students — Zack (Lim), Lawrence (Miner), Freddy (Hurtado), Summer (Pettyjohn) and Tomika (Yde) — who learn to take risks and reach new heights thanks to substitute teacher Dewey Finn (Cavalero), a down-on-his-luck musician who uses the language of rock ā€˜nā€™ roll to inspire his class to form a secret band. Throughout the school year, these middle-school classmates find themselves navigating relationships, discovering their unknown talents and learning lessons on loyalty and friendships.”

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