Max & the Midknights coming to television is a dream come true as we are huge fans of the Lincoln Peirce series as we get to follow 10-year-old Max as she travels the medieval kingdom of Byjovia. This series is another one that just makes perfect sense from an animation standpoint and ties up with the fact that they have already been working with Peirce.
The other interesting thing is that Max & the Midknights is canon in Big Nate which makes the fact that they are doing both series even more fun. We are really looking forward to the seeing how they translate it for the series. We think they will go the same route as Big Nate with the CGI, but we wont know until we see some trailers.
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS TWO BRAND-NEW ANIMATED SERIES: MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS AND ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
Best-Selling Book Series Max & the Midknights Comes to Life in Original 20-Episode Series
Buddy Comedy Rock, Paper, Scissors Picked Up from Nickelodeon’s Intergalactic Shorts Program
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The adventures of a 10-year-old girl dreaming of knighthood and the hijinks of best friends Rock, Paper and Scissors will soon unfold on Nickelodeon with the pickup of two all-new animated series. Nickelodeon has greenlit Max & the Midknights, based on the best-selling children’s book series written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), and Rock, Paper, Scissors, the first short picked up for series from Nickelodeon’s Intergalactic Shorts Program. Today’s announcement was made by Ramsey Naito, President of Animation, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation. Max & the Midknights and Rock, Paper, Scissors will be produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank.
“These two series packed with relatable characters, hilarious escapades and rich, imaginative worlds are the perfect additions to our Nickelodeon content family,” said Naito. “Translating the mega-popular Max & the Midknights from a book to television series is a creative undertaking that we can’t wait to dive into, and the comedic adventures of friends Rock, Paper and Scissors is truly made for our Nickelodeon audience.”
Said Peirce: “I am absolutely delighted to join forces with my friends at Nickelodeon to bring Max & the Midknights to life. Nickelodeon’s passion for unforgettable stories and iconic characters is unparalleled, and there’s no partner I’d rather work with. I couldn’t be happier.”
Max & the Midknights (20 episodes) follows a determined 10-year-old girl named Max, who pursues her dream of becoming a knight by leading her friends on an epic adventure in the fantastical medieval kingdom of Byjovia. The greenlight marks Nickelodeon’s second series based off the beloved works from Peirce and follows Big Nate, which is set to debut next year.
As a small girl with big ideas in the Middle Ages, Max will defy the status quo, fight for justice, and inspire everyone she meets with her feisty and fearless leadership. Not only will Max and the Midknights battle sword-wielding zombies, duel a malevolent sorceress, and tame a fire-breathing dragon, they’ll also have loads of fun, forge lasting bonds of friendship, and push each other to be braver and bolder versions of themselves. Clever, kind, and seriously sassy, Max is always ready to lend a hand — or a sword — whenever anyone needs help.