Preschoolers will be playing and problem-solving along with eight-year-old YouTube superstar Ryan, of Ryan ToysReview, in the brand new live-action series, Ryan's Mystery Playdate premiering Monday, September 2 at 8.30am on Nick Jr. New episodes premiere on weekdays for two weeks at 8.30am (AEST) until Friday September 10.
Created and produced by pocket.watch, the new studio creating global franchises with YouTube stars, Ryan's Mystery Playdate follows Ryan, his parents, and animated friends Gus the Gummy Gator and Combo Panda, as they work together to tackle a series of imaginative, physical challenges and unbox puzzles that ultimately reveal the identity of his mystery playdate.
In the first ever episode, Ryan's Kickin' Playdate, Ryan comes face-to-face with karate black belt Kieran Tamondong, who tests his chops while teaching him the tricks of his trade.
In the second part of the episode, Ryan's Viral Playdate, Ryan scrolls through challenges to find out his next mystery playdate. Sure to go viral, his featured guest is YouTube star MarMar (aka Marlin Ramsey Chan) who has over 3.3 million subscribers of his own!
Other notable guests appearing on the show as Ryan's mystery playdate include; professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, Captain Man from Henry Danger Cooper Barnes, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, the world's youngest astronaut Alyssa Carson, 13-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, original Dance Moms cast member Nia Sioux and many more.
With over 30 billion video views on YouTube and 20 million subscribers, kids are sure to love turning in for their playdates with Ryan in a safe and kid-friendly environment on Nick Jr.
Brian Robbins, Nickelodeon President said "Ryan is a kid who happens to be one of YouTube's towering giants, with millions of followers who are going to love seeing him and his family on Nickelodeon in a totally new and fun way. Unboxing is just the start of the new adventures fans can expect from Ryan's Mystery Playdate on Nick Jr., and we're excited to be working with pocket.watch to bring this series to our audience."
"We're thrilled that our friends at Nickelodeon recognise the power and popularity of Ryan and the characters that inhabit his world with him," said Albie Hecht, pocket.watch's Chief Content Officer. "Over the last year pocket.watch launched Ryan's World books, games and consumer products to great success so a TV show with Nickelodeon is the natural next step in propelling Ryan to true global franchise status."
Ryan's Mystery Playdate will take its place among Nickelodeon's powerful preschool portfolio that will soon include Blue's Clues & You! premiering in 2020.