NIGERIA, 11 DECEMBER 2020: Kid rapper and pint-sized powerhouse Young Dylan will join the Nickelodeon Africa family this festive season. The brand-new live-action series, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, will premiere on Monday, 14th December exclusively on Nickelodeon Africa (DStv Channel 305) at 16:25 CAT/15:25 WAT.
Executive produced, directed and written by Perry, the first scripted kids’ series by Tyler Perry, follows a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, Young Dylan played by Dylan Gilmer, an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced.
Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa commented,
“Festive season kids viewing has never been more entertaining and exciting these holidays. We are thrilled to bring, Tyler Perry’s first kids scripted series to our channel and parents can rest assured their kids will be happily entertained this festive season. Our young viewers can look forward to a hilarious, relatable and street smart Dylan Wilson”.
In Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, Dylan’s grandmother Viola realises that raising her grandson is too much to take on, so she decides to send him to live indefinitely with her affluent son Myles, his wife Yasmine and their two kids Rebecca and Charlie.
Suddenly, the Wilson family household needs to adapt as lifestyles clash between rising hip-hop star Young Dylan and his straight-laced cousins. From Dylan giving Rebecca and Charlie lessons in “swag” and street smarts to learning that even rappers have rules in the Wilson house. The series follows the hilarious hijinks this family faces as they try to get on the same beat.
Nickelodeon’s partnership with Tyler Perry is part of his long-term pact with ViacomCBS, producing original series for BET Networks (The Oval and Sistas) and other ViacomCBS channels, with exclusive licensing rights on this programming. Additionally, Perry recently announced his joint venture with BET Networks for the new streaming video-on-demand service BET+.
The production of Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan for Nickelodeon is overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content. Brian Banks serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for the series.
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country.
It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.
An affluent family’s world is turned upside down when their nephew, an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced. Young Dylan, starts 14 December at 15:25 WAT / 16:25 CAT / 17:25 EAT on Nickelodeon, DStv Channel 305.
Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films.
Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years.