Nickelodeon announced its latest TV movie Wednesday titled “Bixler High Private Eye,” starring Jace Norman and Ariel Martin, TheWrap has exclusively learned. The comedy tells the story of a young sleuth whose father suddenly goes missing.
Norman plays Xander DeWitt, whose dad Russell leave for work one day and doesn’t come back. Xander’s mom then sends him to live with his grandfather — who used to be a private eye — but it’s in his father’s hometown where the mystery really picks up. Xander finds a surprising lead in the case and meets Kenzie Messina, played by Martin, who is a reporter for the school paper.
The TV movie also marks “Henry Danger” star Norman’s first time as executive producer. See the exclusive first look photo above.
Norman executive produces with Scott Norman, Rene Rigal and Tobin Armburst. Greg Sills produces. The movie was written by Danny Kallis, Michele Wolff and Christopher Baldi, and directed by Leslie Kolins Small.
Norman currently stars in Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger” and has a start-up social media marketing company called Creator Edge Media. Martin, also known as “Baby Ariel,” is a social media star and has a book, “Dreaming Out Loud,” coming out on Oct. 9.
“Henry Danger” is year-to-date the number-one show on TV with kids 2-11 and 6-11, according to Nickelodeon.