Jon Heder, screenwriter, filmmaker and actor will be starring and producing “Gulliver Quinn” (working title), a comedy series pilot for Disney XD.
The show will target kids age 6-14, with characters and stories created to connect with them in order to challenge, accomplish and inspire them on their childhood journey, said Adam Bonnett, senior vice president of Disney Channels.
The casting is in the process now single camera production set to begin this summer.
Describing Kopelmanâ€™s brilliant script as â€œthe perfect project to showcase his quirky sense of humorâ€ Bonnett explained that gathering together this creative team shows the commitment of building an excellent programming content for the core boy audience.
The timeline of the show is set in present day and it follows Gulliver Quinn, a grown man attending the seventh grade after his family returned from a research expedition in India. 15 years later, Gulliver managed to improve his reflexes and see in the dark while his parents were creating a documentary movies.
Being in his late 20s, back to his 1996 suburban home, tons of stacked mail and finally he has to graduate seventh grade. He makes few friends and enemies at school, joins street hockey team and finds his long lost childhood crush, who is now the school nurse (and head of the history department, due to budget cuts). His troubles start when he found out that the principal is not a big fan of him.
The pilot will be produced by Turtle Rock Productions, INC.
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