Hank Zipzer starring Henry Winkler gets second CBBC series

Henry Winkler returns to CBBC for second series

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CBBC comedy-drama Hank Zipzer, starring multi-award-winning actor Henry Winkler has been recommissioned for a second series of thirteen episodes.

The comedy series, follows the life of 13-year-old Henry ‘ Hank’ Zipzer (played by Nick James) and is based on Henry Winkler’s own experiences as a young boy growing up with dyslexia.

Hank is a boy whose glass is half full, but he just spills it everywhere. His brain works differently to those around him, and he has a great imagination, but doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with his parents and teachers. But, despite the daily challenges he encounters, Hank always manages to stay positive – and focused on his next masterplan… tomorrow is another day!

Henry Winkler plays his real-life teacher Mr Rock, the only teacher who seems to understand Hank, and a valuable ally in the almost daily battles the student encounters with the fierce and unforgiving Ms Adolf, (played by Felicity Montagu).

Produced by Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media and Walker Productions, the children’s series is inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.

Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, said: “How fabulous for CBBC that the universally loved Henry Winkler has agreed to return as Mr Rock. He has won over a new generation of fans and our young audience will be thrilled to enjoy more adventures with the irrepressible Hank Zipzer.”

Hank Zipzer series 2 will film in Halifax and Yorkshire for transmission on CBBC in 2015/16.