Arnie Pantoja is getting animated next year…
New animated series Big Nate, featuring the half-Mexican American actor, will debut on Paramount+ in early 2022.
Based on the best-selling children’s books and comic strip written and drawn by Lincoln Peirce, the series centers on the titular character Nate (voiced by Ben Giroux), a sixth-grader who believes he’s awesome. He’s funny, entertaining, and even a little insecure, but he’s not about to let the rest of the world know that.
Pantoja will voice the character of Teddy Ortiz, Nate’s main co-conspirator, a partner in chaos always willing to go along with Nate’s crazy schemes. But if there’s a chance they’ll get caught, Teddy has an amazing way of disappearing.
Disney star Dove Cameron will portray Nate Wright’s older sister and the object of his angst, Ellen. If Ellen has flaws, Nate’s never seen them, but he’s determined to find them anyway.
Their dad Martin will be played by Rob Delaney, whose life has not gone as planned. Although he’s raising two kids alone, he tries not to complain.
Other voice cast members include Charlie Schlatter, Kevin Michael and Carolyn Hennesy.
Big Nate is executive produced by Mitch Watson and John Cohen and produced by Amy McKenna, with Lincoln Peirce serving as consultant throughout development and production.