Sprout Orders New Original Series LITTLE NINA
Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool network, has greenlit Little Nina, the newest addition to its growing portfolio of original series. The animated series will feature the adventures of Nina, the host of The Good Night Show, as a young Latina girl and is expected to debut on air in mid-2015.
"Sprout is committed to creating the very best original content and delivering it to preschoolers and their families," said Andrew Beecham, Senior Vice President, Programming, Sprout. "The world we created eight years ago on The Good Night Show has resonated deeply with both children and their caregivers - Nina has become one of the most popular characters on Sprout's air - and we have so many more stories about these characters to share, as we explore what her multi-ethnic community was like when she was just a preschooler."
Six-year-old Nina lives in a vibrant, multicultural neighborhood with her mami, papi, abuela, Hush her fish, and Lucy the firefly. She goes everywhere with her best friend, Star. Little Nina is a celebration of a little Latina girl's life, her supportive and loving family, and of the individuals of a variety of cultures who make up Nina's community. Its multilingual approach will incorporate English, some Spanish, and sign language and will emphasize the value of communicating across multiple languages and appreciating other cultures.
Michele Lepe, who plays the role of Nina on The Good Night Show, is an executive producer.