NICKELODEON’S NEW DAILY SCRIPTED SERIES, I AM FRANKIE, TO PREMIERE IN ASIA

Frankie Gaines looks like a typical teenager but she’s actually a cutting edge, experimental android

20 OCTOBER 2017, SINGAPORE
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A cutting edge, experimental android navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager in I Am Frankie, Nickelodeon’s newest serialized live-action show. I Am Frankie tells the story of Frankie Gaines (Alex Hook), who looks like any other human girl, but harbors a big secret – she functions as a high-tech computer, complete with internet access, extensive memory and more.

SINGAPORE – 20 October 2017 A cutting edge, experimental android navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager in I Am Frankie, Nickelodeon’s newest serialized live-action show. I Am Frankie tells the story of Frankie Gaines (Alex Hook), who looks like any other human girl, but harbors a big secret – she functions as a high-tech computer, complete with internet access, extensive memory and more.

The series debuts on Monday, 23 October, at 4pm (WIB/SG) and 5pm (MY); and on Saturday, 28 October, at 1pm in the Philippines. Thereafter, the series airs on weekdays at 4pm (WIB/SG) and 5pm (MY). In the Philippines, the show will air on weekends at 1pm.

After escaping from tech company EGG Labs to avoid being used for evil purposes, Frankie enrolls in high school in an attempt to pass as a typical teenager. Despite having an inside full of wires and circuits, Frankie begins to adapt well by bonding with her new best friend Dayton (Nicole Alyse Nelson), juggling loads of homework and dealing with boy crushes, all while keeping her true identity a secret.

Suspicion soon arises about Frankie, as popular girls Tammy (Mohana Krishnan), Lucia (Uriel Baldesco) and Makayla (Kristi Beckett) question her quick victory during a math competition. To complicate things even further, Frankie’s wiring goes haywire as she starts experiencing human emotion, creating more challenges and adventurous fun. How long can she keep her true identity a secret while maintaining herself as a normal teenager? Log on to Nickelodeon Asia’s website to check out how Frankie and her friends get through the week, android style!

Filmed in the new state-of-the-art Viacom International Studios in Miami, I Am Frankie was originally produced as Yo Soy Franky by Nickelodeon Latin America in Colombia. The series is created by renowned Argentine writer Marcela Citterio. The English language version is produced by Paradiso Pictures and Nickelodeon Latin America.

I Am Frankie will be distributed to Nickelodeon’s global audiences spanning 170+ countries and territories via the brand’s more than 80 channels and branded blocks.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the leading 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 special events, consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s brands reach1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 170 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com .

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