Hey, CelebSecrets4U readers!
Last year, we had the opportunity to visit Paramount Studios in Hollywood to check out the set of Nickelodeon’s newest live-action series School of Rock. To say we had a blast is an understatement!
If the name “School of Rock” doesn’t ring a bell already, here’s the scoop. First off, the series is an adaptation of the hit movie School of Rock starring Jack Black. It follows a group of students — Zack (Lance Lim), Lawrence (Aidan Miner), Freddy (Ricardo Hurtado), Summer (Jade Pettyjohn) and Tomika (Breanna Yde) — who learn to take risks and reach new heights thanks to substitute teacher Dewey Finn (Tony Cavalero), a down-on-his-luck musician who uses the language of rock ‘n’ 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 friends.
The series features guest appearances from Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush) and Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans) and include musical performances by the cast covering hits “What I Like About You” (The Romantics), “Lips Are Movin” (Meghan Trainor), “The Kids Are All Right” (The Who), “We’re Not Gonna Take It ” (Twisted Sister) “Shut Up and Dance” (Walk the Moon), “Heart Attack” (Demi Lovato), and more.
During our time on set, we were able to tour the School of Rock set and see where the cast films an episode! After we toured the set, we sat down with each of the cast members to talk all things music and old school Nickelodeon. In our interview, Lance, Aidan, Ricardo, Jade, and Breanna tell us what we can expect from the series, what it was like having Kendall Schmidt guest star and some juicy on-set secrets! They even tell us why YOU should tune in to School of Rock on Nickelodeon.
In the premiere episode titled “Come Together,” Dewey (Cavalaro), a down-on-his-luck musician, poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and inspires his overachieving students to take a risk and create a secret rock band.
Check out the exclusive video from set below. School of Rock premieres this Saturday, March 12th @ 9:30PM ET/PT after the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards on Nickelodeon.