‘No Good Nick’ is an American web series produced by streaming giant ‘Netflix‘. Created by regular Hollywood screenplay-wright David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan, initial announcement of the series being in the pipelines were held on September 21, 2018, when Netflix stated that they were working on a new comedy series comprising a total of 20 episodes with Andy Fickman as its director. Reportedly, principal photography of the series had already begun by the time the announcement was made.
The first season of the show first premiered on April 15, 2019. It revolves around a 13-year-old Nicole (also known as Nick), who arrives at the doorsteps of a regular American family, claiming to be a distant relative. The promotional poster of the series was unveiled on March 6th, earlier this year.
Creator and show-runner David H. Steinberg has previously been the man behind well-known, commercially viable screenplays like ‘American Pie 2’, ‘Slackers’, ‘National Lampoon’s Barely Legal’, ‘American Pie Presents: The Book of Love’, and the popular animated American sitcom ‘The Simpsons’. Hence, it would be rather safe to state considering Steinberg’s writing history, that ‘No Good Nick’ will be characterized by mass appealing, commercially viable content.
No Good Nick Cast: Who’s in it?
Winner of several Young Entertainer and Young Artist Awards, ‘Nickelodeon‘ star Sienna Agudong will be seen playing the title character ‘Nick’ in the series. Other cast members include Melissa Joan Hart, Kalama Epstein, Lauren Lindsey Donzis and pop culture’s very own Sean Austin (famously seen as Bob Newby in the second season of ‘Stranger Things’). All these aforementioned actors have had a successful history with comedic scripts, a fact that can prove to be particularly instrumental in the eventual success of ‘No Good Nick’. Also, as can be seen in shows like ‘Modern Family’, an ensemble cast working in-sync is often the most effective way to narrate a comedy.
No Good Nick Plot: What is it about?
The premise of the plot is set when the 13-year-old Nicole (Nick), a cunning street grifter, arrives at the doorsteps of a regular, unsuspecting American family called the Thompsons, claiming to be their distant relative. Nick’s actual motive is that of revenge– she plans to infiltrate the family structure resulting in its eventual implosion as a measure of revenge for them ‘unknowingly ruining her life’. However, as she gets to actually know the people of the family and their internal struggles, she develops a sense of compassion for them, resulting in a creak in her otherwise watertight plan to break the family apart.
Production of the television series was done through a multi cam set-up, to further the effectiveness of the gags employed in the show. Structured as a serialized drama, ‘No Good Nick’ stars Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Austin in the roles of Liz and Ed- stereotypical comic characters of the hyper-competitive, career driven mom and the lovable, yet sheepish dad. Oblivious to Nick’s actual agenda, Sienna Agudong (Nick) is welcomed by them into their household without suspicion, resulting in their lives going topsy-turvy, eventually. With all these formulaic comedic parameters being met, the chances of creators Steinberg, Kogan and Fickman going totally wrong with the show, are rather slim. On the contrary, the show seems to hit the right notes with the audiences due to its light-hearted subject matter, and an ensemble cast consisting of individuals adept at the genre of comedy.