Nickelodeon Latin America has teamed with Sony Pictures Television Intl. to co-produce its first telenovela, “Isa TKM” (“Isa, I Luv U”).
Aimed at tweens, novela will be produced in Spanish in Venezuela and dubbed into Portuguese for Nick Brazil.
Telenovela will be the first produced by a Latin American kid-targeted feevee. Most have been produced and broadcast in the region by free-to-air webs.
Written by Venezuelan playwright Mariela Romero, telenovela centers around Isabella, a teenager on the cusp of experiencing her first love, her first kiss and discovering who her real parents are.
Production begins in August; a pan-regional debut is set for winter.
Nick Latin America has been ramping up original productions following the success of its first live-action skein, “Skimo,” now on its fourth season.
In June, Nick Latin America will launch a local version of Nickelodeon Brazil’s youth mag show “Nickers” in Argentina and Mexico.