Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim (Growing Up Fisher), Aidan Miner (Homeroom), Jade Pettyjohn (Henry Danger), and Breanna Yde (The Haunted Hathaways) have joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s straight-to-series live action musical comedy School Of Rock. It centers on Dewey Finn (Tony Cavalero), a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school as he teaches his eccentric, unconventional and overachieving students to play and love rock ‘n’ roll.
Hurtado plays Freddy, the new kid who brings a fresh rebellious perspective to William B. Travis Prep School. He is an effortlessly “cool” kid who recognizes the opportunity in building the band with Dewey, and challenges the class to take risks in the name of having fun. Lim plays Zack, a reserved child of overbearing parents, who comes out of his shell as the band’s electric guitarist. He walks the line between fearing the consequences of breaking the rules and embracing the independence that Dewey encourages.
Miner plays Lawrence, the quirky, technologically-inclined, unabashedly confident keyboardist for the band. He may miss social cues and create messes for the band, but his heart is always in the right place as a team player who completely embraces rock n’ roll. Pettyjohn is Summer, the over-achiever with perfect attendance and a blind ambition for academics. Not satisfied with playing tambourine in the band, she ultimately becomes the manager when she realizes she can use her organizational skills to the band’s benefit. Yde plays Tomika, the fun-loving bass player who is a bit of a tomboy. Although more comfortable with a skateboard than a microphone, Tomika’s peers soon learn that she is a double threat – a gifted bass guitarist who also has some powerful pipes.
School of Rock is produced by Paramount TV.