2003 comedy film School of Rock starring Jack Black will be turned into a TV show to appear on Nickelodeon in a deal with Paramount TV. The show will consist of thirteen episodes for its first season. The TV show will follow the same premise as the film with the main character Dewey Finn played by Black in the film. It sees Finn, who cannot pay his rent as a struggling rock star, pretending to be a substitute teacher at a prep school. Finn forms a rock band with the children he teaches. Director of the film Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudin will work on the TV show as executive producers. No information has been given on who will be cast to play the roles.