YouTube star lands a movie on Nickelodeon.17-year-old, Lia Marie Johnson, YouTube star with a subscriber account of 900,000 subscribers has just signed a deal with Nickelodeon, giving her a TV movie. Johnson is popular around teens for her involvement in the webseries produced by AwesomenessTV. Along with producing web shows, she works with Nickelodeon sketch series. The Nickelodeon movie will be based on Lia Marie Johnson's popular Terry the Tomboy character.
"Terry the Tomboy embraces one of Nickelodeon's many hilarious characters that has experienced enormous popularity on our air and online," said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's prexy of content development and production. "Our audience will soon see a new side to Terry's offbeat world where she must decide between being true to herself or changing to obtain acceptance from others."
Pic features the title character dealing with her first crush. Johnson stars with a mix of established thesps and AwesomenessTV players: Charlie Depew, Noland Ammon and Audrey Whitby. Awesomeness topper Brian Robbins exec produces with Joe Davola and Shauna Phelan. Wade Randloph ("Rick and Morty") penned the script.
The Terry the Tomboy movie will air on Nickelodeon on June 21.Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.