Big Nate is an American CG-animated television series that premiered on Paramount+ on February 17, 2022. It follows the adventures of a boy and his friends in sixth grade. It is based on Big Nate, the comic strip and book series by Lincoln Peirce. The series is executive produced by Mitch Watson and John Cohen. Peirce is collaborating with the producers for the show.
A sneak peek of the series was shown during halftime in Nickelodeon's broadcast of the 2022 NFL Wild Card Game on January 16, 2022.
On March 24, 2022, it was renewed for a 10-episode second season.
- Ben Giroux as Nate Wright
- Dove Cameron as Ellen Wright
- Arnie Pantoja as Teddy Oritz
- Bryce Charles as Dee Dee Holloway
- Rob Delaney as Martin Wright
- Charlie Schlatter as Chad Applewhite
- Daniel MK Cohen as Francis Pope
- Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Godfrey
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Principal Nichols
- Lisa Kay Jennings as Gina Hemphill-Toms
- Chandni Parekh as Jenny Jenkins
- Todd Haberkorn as Artur Pashkov
- Nik Dodani as Randy Betancourt
- Mitch Watson as Spitsy
- Betsy Sodaro as Kim Cressly
- Ryan W. Garcia as Mr. Rosa
- Michael Rivkin as Mr. Galvin
- → Main article: Big Nate episode list
|1||"The Legend of the Gunting"||February 17, 2022||101|
|2||"Go Nate, It's Your Birthday"||102|
|3||"Valentine's Day of Horror"||103|
|6||"Belles A Ringin'"||106|
In 1991, when the Big Nate comic strip was first published, Peanuts executive producer Lee Mendelson purchased the option from Lincoln Peirce to make a 2D-animated Big Nate Saturday morning cartoons for NBC, who “was paid $5,000 to write a quote-on-quote bible describing the characters and outlining a few story ideas”. However, NBC canceled their Saturday morning cartoons block the day after the deal was finalized, which caused the series to go into development hell.
An animated Big Nate series was eventually announced by Nickelodeon on February 19, 2020. In a news release, Nickelodeon's executive vice president of animation production and development, Ramsey Naito, stated that she had wanted to adapt the Big Nate book series into an animated series for a long time. The series was initially going to release around September 2021 but was postponed to February 2022. Despite this, clips from the series have already appeared on Tooned In.