Nickelodeon has a new original TV movie on the way called “Bixler High Private Eye” starring Jace Norman (Henry Danger) and Ariel Martin. The original event is scheduled to premiere on January 21st. “Bixler High Private Eye” marks Norman’s fifth starring role in a Nickelodeon TV movie and his first as an executive producer. Norman currently stars in Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger, which is currently the top live-action show on TV with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11. “Henry Danger” is also the network’s longest-running live-action sitcom. Norman is the co-founder of Creator Edge Media, an influencer marketing agency.
The new live-action comedy follows Xander DeWitt (Norman), an inquisitive teenager who has a knack for solving mysteries, as he tackles his biggest case yet. Xander’s sleuthing skills get put to the test when his dad, Russell, leaves for work one day and vanishes without a trace. Frustrated by his attempts to find his dad, Xander’s mom sends him to go live with his grandfather (Ed Begley Jr.), a retired private investigator. It’s in his dad’s hometown that Xander finds a surprising lead in the case and builds an unexpected partnership with Kenzie Messina (Ariel Martin), an investigative reporter for the school newspaper.
Fans might know Ariel Martin from social media, the performer has an audience of over 40M across all her platforms and over 282M views on her YouTube videos alone. Most recently, Martin released her debut book, “Dreaming Out Loud,” as well as her fourth single, “8 Letter,” in October 2018.
The TV movie was written by Christopher Baldi (Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow) and Danny Kallis (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) & Michele Wolff (Ella Enchanted) and is directed by Leslie Kolins Small (Stuck in the Middle).
Nickelodeon stopped short of confirming the supporting cast, but on the bright side, the premiere is just a few days away.