As Jason Mojica attested in his inaugural “Old Dogs, New Tricks” column detailing the opening of the comic store Hey Kids Comics!, comics aren’t just for grownups anymore! With kids and young adult graphic novels continually topping sales charts, it’s no surprise that publishers have been trying to get piece of the piece and gave been strategically launching their own endeavors for the last few years. As comics and other media continue to collide, it only makes sense that Warped!, the latest live-action buddy comedy series from Nickelodeon, puts the spotlight on comic book store culture.
Set in the eponymous strip-mall comic book shop, Warped!, the series follows a group of four kids and the zany antics that ensue in true Nickelodeon fashion.
The Beat had the chance to chat with Warped! cast members Ariana Molkara, who plays the smart and fashion-forward Darby and Christopher Martinez, who plays friend and local pizza shop employee Hurley.
Watch our exclusive interview below!
In Warped!, Milo (Anton Starkman), the beloved head geek at a popular strip-mall comic book shop, Warped!, finds his world disrupted when his boss hires a new employee. With the quirky and excitable Ruby (Kate Godfrey) now on the payroll, the two form an unlikely alliance to create the world’s greatest graphic novel. Joining them in their adventures are Darby (Ariana Molkara), a smart and fashion-forward friend who is always there to lend a hand, and Hurley (Christopher Martinez), a neighboring pizza shop employee who spends his time coming up with brilliant culinary creations.
Warped! is created, written and executive produced by Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert (All That, Good Burger) with Kevin Kay (All That, Lip Sync Battle Shorties) serving as executive producer. Jeny Quine (Cousins For Life, The Thundermans) also serves as executive producer. The pilot is directed and executive produced by Jonathan Judge (A Loud House Christmas, All That, Punky Brewster). Production is overseen for Nickelodeon by Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan, Co-Heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action. Bryan Schwartz serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for Warped!.
New episodes of Warped! air Thursdays on Nickelodeon at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)