I Am Frankie
I Am Frankie Logo.jpg
GenreDrama
Based onYo Soy Franky
by Marcela Citterio
Starring
  • Alex Hook
  • Uriel Baldesco
  • Armani Barrett
  • Kristi Beckett
  • Kyson Facer
  • Sophia Forest
  • Mohana Krishnan
  • Jayce Mroz
  • Nicole Alyse Nelson
  • Carson Rowland
  • J.D. Ballard
  • Todd Allen Durken
  • Joy Kigin
  • Michael Laurino
  • Carrie Schroeder
  • Amina Alzouma
  • Zachary S. Williams
  • Tommi Rose
  • Jayme Lake
  • Ashton Heathcoat
Voices ofMark Jacobson
Opening theme"Getting Real"
by Matthew Tishler and Jeannie Lurie
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Eric Gaunaurd
  • Tatiana Rodríguez
ProducerDanny Mendoza
CinematographyRandy Valdés
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture formatHDTV 720p
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseSeptember 4, 2017 (2017-09-04) –
October 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)

I Am Frankie is an American drama television series based on a story created by Marcela Citterio that aired on Nickelodeon from September 4, 2017 to October 4, 2018. Based on Yo Soy Franky, the series focuses on Alex Hook in the titular role of Frankie Gaines, an android who is attempting to pass herself off as a normal teenage girl.

Plot

Sigourney is a scientist working for the company EGG (Electronic Giga Genetics), who has developed a teenage android girl named Frankie. When the head of EGG, Mr. Kingston, plans to use Frankie for the military company WARPA (Weaponized Android Research Project Agency) for Project Q, Sigourney quits her job, smuggles Frankie out of EGG, and moves her family as far away from EGG as possible so that Frankie can live a normal life. As Frankie adapts to a normal life as a high school student at Sepulveda High, she befriends a girl named Dayton and gains a rival named Tammy. While she and her family work to keep her secret safe so that EGG does not find her, Mr. Kingston is determined to do whatever it takes to locate Frankie. Unbeknownst to Mr. Kingston, he is not the only one after her. In the second season, Frankie works to rescue Andrew from WARPA. Afterwards, WARPA still make their plans for the androids with Project Q in order to take control of the world.

Episodes

Main article: List of I Am Frankie episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
119September 11, 2017 (2017-09-11)October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
221August 11, 2018 (2018-08-11)October 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Production

On January 20, 2016, Nickelodeon announced that it had green-lit I Am Frankie to series with its first season to contain 20 episodes. The series is the first global series to be produced at the new Viacom International Studio in Miami, Florida. The series was originally produced as Yo Soy Franky, created by Argentinian writer Marcela Citterio, for Nickelodeon Latin America in Colombia. Catharina Ledeboer, who previously worked on Every Witch Way and Talia in the Kitchen, adapted the series into English for global audiences. It was stated that production of the series would begin sometime in 2016.[1][2][3] The series officially debuted on September 11, 2017,[4] after a special sneak peek of the premiere aired on September 4, 2017. The premiere episode was made available on Nickelodeon streaming platforms starting on August 21, 2017.[5]

Nickelodeon renewed the series for a second season on November 13, 2017.[6] Filming for the second season began in March 2018.[7] The second season premiered on Nickelodeon with a special event on August 11, 2018;[8] new episodes of the second season resumed on September 10, 2018. Additionally, Amina Alzouma, Tommi Rose, and Zachary S. Williams joined the series' main cast in the second season.[9][10]

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of I Am Frankie
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 19 September 11, 2017 (2017-09-11) 1.47[11] October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06) 1.13[12] 1.24
2 21 August 11, 2018 (2018-08-11) 0.90[13] October 4, 2018 (2018-10-04) 0.74[14] 0.78

References

  1. ^ Denise Petski (January 20, 2016). "Nickelodeon Sets First Global Series I Am Frankie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon Greenlights First New Global Series to Be Produced in the Viacom International Studios in Miami" (Press release). Nickelodeon. January 20, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2017 – via The Futon Critic.
  3. ^ Leo Barraclough (January 20, 2016). "Nickelodeon's I Am Frankie to Be First Series to Shoot at Viacom Intl. Studios in Miami". Variety. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  4. ^ I Am Frankie | Brand New Series Official Super Trailer. Nickelodeon. August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon's New Daily Scripted Series, I Am Frankie, Bows Monday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)" (Press release). Nickelodeon. August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017 – via The Futon Critic.
  6. ^ Nellie Andreeva (November 13, 2017). "Nickelodeon Greenlights Star Falls Buddy Comedy Series; Renews I Am Frankie for Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Alex Hook (December 12, 2017). "Excited to pick things up right where they left off, filming begins in March 2018:) what's everyone hoping to see in season 2?". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Nickelodeon [@Nickelodeon] (July 27, 2018). "We're plugging back in! Get ready for a special #IAmFrankie event next month! 🤖💜" (Tweet). Retrieved July 27, 2018 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Nickelodeon [@Nickelodeon] (August 8, 2018). "Get a full #download on all things #IAmFrankie before #Season2 returns September 10th! 🔌🤖" (Tweet). Retrieved August 12, 2018 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Nickelodeon to Premiere Season Two of I Am Frankie, on Monday, Sept. 10, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)" (Press release). Nickelodeon. August 8, 2018. Retrieved August 12, 2018 – via The Futon Critic.
  11. ^ Mitch Metcalf (September 14, 2017). "Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.11.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  12. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 9, 2017). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.6.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  13. ^ Mitch Metcalf (August 14, 2018). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.11.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 5, 2018). "Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.4.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.