Nickelodeon making "School of Rock" TV series

Jack Black, center, in the 2003 film "School of Rock." Paramount Pictures

The "School of Rock" will soon be back in session, this time on TV.

Nickelodeon said Monday it has ordered 13 episodes of a "School of Rock" series from Paramount Television, and it will premiere next spring. The 2003 movie starred Jack Black as Dewey Finn, a rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a tony prep school.

"'School of Rock' is one of those great movies that always felt quintessentially Nickelodeon in its tone and humor, and we jumped at the opportunity to partner with Paramount Television and bring it to life as a TV series," said Russell Hicks, President, Content and Development, Nickelodeon. "Once again, kids will be able to laugh and rock!"

No cast members have been set for the series yet. Richard Linklater, the movie's director, and producer Scott Rudin will be executive producers.

It's the first children's television series from producers Paramount Television.

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