Henry Winkler is to feature in a new children's show for CBBC.
The actor - best known for playing The Fonz on classic sitcom Happy Days - will appear in Hank Zipzer.
The 13-episode series is inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever - co-written by Winkler and Lin Oliver.
The show 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.
"The stories are inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler and how he felt growing up with dyslexia," said Sue Nott, executive producer for CBBC.
"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!"
Hank Zipzer will shoot later this year for transmission in 2014.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
enry Winkler's children's book series, "Hank Zipzer," about boy with dyslexia, adapted for British TV series
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