The Fonz is back for CBBC as Hank Zipzer gets second series

Yorkshire-set comedy drama Hank Zipzer is to return to CBBC after being recommissioned for a second series.

Produced by Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media and Walker Productions, the 13×30-minute children’s series is inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, written by Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler, who is also one of the comedy’s stars.


The series will return next year

Winkler – who made his name as The Fonz in American sitcom Happy Days – plays Hank’s 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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