Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler’s brand-new comedy drama series, Hank Zipzer premiered on BBC iplayer and CBBC. The show, filmed in Halifax, was secured for the region after investment from Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund.
The series – which is inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever – is based on Henry Winkler’s own experiences as a young boy growing up with dyslexia. Fast-paced and funny, the series follows the everyday life of 12-year-old Hank Zipzer, a young man with a unique perspective on the world. Hank Zipzer is produced by Kindle Entertainment and Walker Productions for CBBC, backed by Screen Yorkshire with ERDF funding through the Yorkshire Content Fund.