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Nickelodeon Orders ‘Brendar the Barbarian’

13 Episodes Ordered for 2021

Nickelodeon has greenlit 13 episodes of “Brendar the Barbarian (working title), a live-action puppet comedy series from co-creators Mike Mitchell (“Trolls,” “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”) and expert puppeteer Drew Massey (“Mutt & Stuff,” “Sid the Science Kid”).  THe logline: The series follows Evan, a bridge troll in search of adventure, and Brendar, a fierce female warrior, on a quest to defeat the evil demon who has imprisoned her brother.  Production on “Brendar the Barbarian” will begin later this year and is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2021.
In “Brendar the Barbarian,” Evan, a troll who has never ventured out from under his bridge, decides to explore the world for the first time in search of a great adventure and inspiration to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer.  He soon meets Brendar, Gothmoria’s most feared and revered warrior, and joins in her quest across treacherous terrain and confrontations with bizarre and magical creatures.  Throughout their journey and encounters with an eclectic puppet cast of wacky characters, they both learn that they’re better together and form an unbreakable friendship.
“Brendar the Barbarian” is co-created, written and executive produced by Mitchell, who also serves as director, and Massey, who also serves as lead puppeteer.  Production of Brendar the Barbarian is overseen for Nickelodeon by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content; and Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live Action.