Multi-award winning actor Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler will also feature in the series.
Fast-paced and funny, the series will follow 12-year-old Henry ‘Hank’ Zipzer, a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world. Hank has dyslexia, and when problems arise, he deals with them in a way no-one else would – putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents, who don’t seem to appreciate his latest scheme as much as he thought they would... But, Hank always remains positive and convinced that the next big plan will deliver – after all, tomorrow is another day!
Mark Jermin Management, and a student at The Theatre Workshop in Brighton) will play his highly-intelligent younger sister Emily Zipzer.
Executive producer Sue Nott said: “The stories are inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler and how he felt growing up with dyslexia. At CBBC, we try to reflect the lives of children back at them and Hank Zipzer shows that achievement comes in all shapes and sizes – and it’s set to be very funny too!”
Other members of the young cast include Lilly Tebbs from Singer Stage School as Heather and Tatum Duprey (represented by A&J Management) as Katie.
The 13x30-minute children’s show, directed by Matt Bloom, is currently filming and will air on CBBC in 2014.