CBBC and The Fonz to return to Yorkshire for second series of Hank Zipzer

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by David Prior

CBBC has commissioned a second series of Yorkshire-set comedy drama Hank Zipzer, starring 'The Fonz' Henry Winkler.

Produced by Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media and Walker Productions, the 13x30-minute children’s series is inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, written by Winkler and Lin Oliver.

Hank Zipzer is part funded by Screen Yorkshire Hank Zipzer is being part funded by Screen Yorkshire

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

Winkler plays his real-life teacher Mr Rock, with Felicity Montagu playing formidable Ms Adolf.

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."

The second series will air on CBBC in 2015/16 and is being made for CBBC by Kindle Entertainment, in association with Walker Productions, DHX Media and Screen Yorkshire, which is providing funding through its Yorkshire Content Fund.

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