Nickelodeon announced today the greenlight of its new adventure-filled docu-series “I Wanna Be” (working title), hosted by the Carolina Panthers two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Cam Newton, and Executive Produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves (“Project Greenlight,” “Top Chef”).
Continuing to expand the network’s content pipeline, “I Wanna Be” will follow Newton as he steps into the lives of different kids and takes them on a journey that will push them closer to fulfilling their dreams. From decorating award-winning cakes, to landing a spot on a Broadway stage, kids will be mentored by experts and supported by Newton as he cheers them on, and participates in the action, every step of the way.
“Time in the spotlight has made me realize the importance of creating positive messages to inspire the next generation. I’m very passionate about mentoring young people, and this show will be the perfect opportunity to help talented kids get the chance to pursue their dreams. And to be able to do it all on Nickelodeon – a network I grew up watching – is extremely exciting,” said Newton.
The 20-episode series is slated to air in 2016 and will shoot during the NFL off seasons.
“I Wanna Be” is hosted by Cam Newton and produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz and Cam Newton serving as executive producers.