Wands and wings, floaty crowny things! After being on air for 16 magical years and having a total of 172 episodes that have brought so much joy to viewers worldwide, fans of Nickelodeon’s classic, animated series The Fairly Oddparents can rejoice as the fairy godparents are back… this time with a fresh, new twist! Nickelodeon and Paramount+ announced that the all new series, The Fairly Oddparents (working title) has officially begun production in Los Angeles and we seriously cannot contain our excitement. The phenomenal series, which will combine live-action and animation, is set to premiere later this year on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS.
Needless to say, our wishes to our fairy godparents have been answered with this marvelous and much-anticipated series. “In The Fairly OddParents, Ty Turner uproots his life to reunite with his high school sweetheart, Rachel Ragland, in the town of Dimmsdale, thrusting his cautious 13-year-old daughter, Viv, into a new world where she does not fit in. Once there, her cousin, Timmy, entrusts his fairy godparents, Wanda and Cosmo, to help her adjust by taking her under their wings. Witnessing the fairy transfer take place, Viv’s new stepbrother, Roy, also inherits them and the two siblings must come together to overcome the obstacles in their path, all with the help from their new wand-wielding and wish-granting fairy godparents” (source: press release).
Nickelodeon also announced the stellar cast who will be bringing this fantastical series to our screens. The cast comprises of “Audrey Grace Marshall (The Flight Attendant) as Vivian “Viv” Turner; Tyler Wladis (Single Parents) as Roy Ragland; Laura Bell Bundy (Perfect Harmony) as Roy’s mom, Rachel Ragland; Ryan-James Hatanaka (Nancy Drew) as Viv’s dad, Ty Turner; and Imogen Cohen as their friend, Zina Zacarias. Original voice cast members Susanne Blakeslee and Daran Norris return to voice the fairy godparents, Wanda and Cosmo, respectively” (source: press release).
We’re super thrilled that iconic voice-actors Susanne Blakeslee and Daran Norris will be reprising their roles as Wanda and Cosmo, bringing the authentic feel of the original series to the new show. It’s so exciting to see Nickelodeon and Paramount+’s unique take on The Fairly Oddparents, a show that has made an impact on so many viewers. Kids, families and people of all ages will enjoy this special spin on a fan-favorite series and incorporating both live-action and animated elements in the new show is an innovative way to furthermore expand The Fairly Oddparents world.
“During its run, The Fairly OddParents granted an endless amount of imagination to viewers, where no wish was too big or too small,” said Zack Olin, Co-Head of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action. “We are so excited to build upon the ‘Fairly Odd’ universe with this totally unique experience that the new show’s incredibly talented creative team has cooked up for a new generation of kids on Paramount+” (source: press release).
Our shiny teeth are sparkling from smiling oh, so big with this incredible news about the new The Fairly Oddparents series. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, what are you looking forward to seeing in this amazing series?!