Nickelodeon unveils first look at new series Ollie’s Pack
With many families looking for a new variety of shows to watch while staying safe at home, Nickelodeon has unveiled the first look at the upcoming series Ollie’s Pack from Cupcake & Dino‘s Pedro Eboli and Rick & Morty‘s Graham Peterson. The trailer for the upcoming comedy, which is set to premiere on April 6, can be viewed in the player below!
The series follows Ollie and his backpack, which doubles as a powerful portal allowing an array of monsters to travel from the Monsterverse into Ollie’s world on Earth. Ollie and his two best friends must protect the earth from the horrifying monsters that have escaped, while often utilizing the helpful monsters who assist with their everyday tween problems, like sneaking into a movie or winning their school’s Battle of the Bands contest. No matter the circumstances, Ollie’s thirst for adventure undoubtedly gets him into trouble that only he and his friends can resolve.
“Ollie’s Pack is filled with excitement, humor, and heart, and we are thrilled to welcome Ollie and his friends to Nickelodeon’s incredible family of original characters,” Nina Hahn, Senior Vice President of Development and Production, Nickelodeon, said.
The series stars James Hartnett (Cupcake & Dino) as Ollie, an ordinary, impulsive, and creative kid who has been given the status of Chosen One and Keeper of the Pack; Ana Sani (Mysticons) as Cleo, the brave and adventurous comic relief; and David Berni (Rocket Monkeys) as Bernie, the nervy and logical voice of reason.
The 26-episode series originated from “Monster Pack,” an original short made for Nickelodeon’s 2013 Animated Shorts Program. Eboli and Peterson met at the Vancouver Film School and have now been friends for over 10 years. Pedro is a creator, producer, director and animator from Rio de Janeiro, while Graham is an animation supervisor and instructor at local and overseas studios.
“I can’t wait to introduce a new generation to the timeless tale of a boy growing up and finding his place, while simultaneously trying to save the world,” Chris Rose, Vice President of Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.
Ollie’s Pack is set to premiere on Nickelodeon on Monday, April 6, and will air episodes Monday through Thursdays the next two weeks, while debuting internationally later this year in over 170 countries and territories.