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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega has signed on to voice one of the titular characters in Nickelodeon’s latest animated series, “Tinkershrimp & Dutch.”
According to The Tracking Board, the series follows two best friends, Tinkershrimp and Dutch, who are time-travelling bodyguards for a monarch. Boyega will play Dutch, a loris; Tinkershrimp will be a langoustine, or Norway lobster. Sam Riley is also attached to the project; he will lend his voice to a miserable headless chicken.
Though best known for his role as Finn in “The Force Awakens,” Boyega also starred in the cult sci-fi hit “Attack the Block.” He has also appeared in “Becoming Human” and “24: Live Another Day.” He will be seen next in “The Circle” alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.
“Tinkershrimp & Dutch” will be the first original online series for the UK branch of Nickelodeon.