Nickelodeon has roped in two-time pro bowl quarterback Cam Newton of Carolina Panthers to host the channel’s new adventure Docuseries, “I wanna be”.
The 20-episode-long series, slotted to release in 2016, will follow Newton in which he will be helping the Kids’ dreams come true from “landing a gig on broadway to decorating fancy cakes,” reported Deadline.
Newton will be helping two children at a time in fulfilling their dreams. The series will be shot during the NFL off season.
“Time in the spotlight has made me realise the importance of creating positive messages to inspire the next generation,” Newton commented, notes Deadline.
Excited about his stint apart from NFL, he says, “I’m very passionate about mentoring young people, and this show will be the perfect opportunity to help talented kids get the chance to pursue their dreams.”
Before Newton’s Gig as a TV show host, he was one of the top overall picks in the 2011 Draft after getting selected by the Carolina Panthers. He also previously won the Heisman Trophy in 2011. His record breaking pass figures has surpassed Peyton Mannings’ most passing yards which helped him get selected to the pro bowl twice.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Nickelodeon announced the green light yesterday. The Kids adventure series, “I Wanna Be”, will be produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz and Newton serving as executive producers.
Newton finds it very excited venturing into new phases of his life and remains optimistic about the show’s success.
“It’s always something. That’s just the life we live. I’m never thinking twice about the things that I do. I do think about it before I do it, but having that type of mentality that oh my god somebody is always going to bring the negative in it. I always look at the optimism of each and every scenario and try to make the most of it”, Newton exclaimed.