The Kicks


The Kicks is an American teen comedy television series created by Alex Morgan and David Babcock. [1] Babcock also serves as executive producer alongside James Frey . [2] The pilot premiered on Amazon Instant Video on June 26, 2015. [3]

Synopsis

Twelve-year-old soccer-player Squirrel is an American football-based soccer team. Now, Devin has the chance to take on the challenge after discovering that her new school team has been a losing streak over the last few months and is badly in need of a leader to rally the team together.

Cast and characters

Main cast

  • Sixx Orange as Devin Burke [4]
  • Isabella Acres as Mirabelle Harris [4]
  • Emyri Crutchfield as Zoe Knox [4]
  • Gabe Eggerling as Bailey Burke, Devin’s younger brother. [4]
  • Sophia Mitri Schloss as Emma Gelbaum. [4]
  • Monica Lacy as Sharon Burke, Devin’s mother. [4]
  • Tim Martin Gleason as Tom Burke, Devin’s father. [4]

Guest cast

  • Madison Hu as Kara
  • Noah Urrea as Cody McBride
  • Noemi Gonzalez as Coach Flores
  • Ashley Liao as Parker
  • Alex Morgan as herself.

Production

The Kicks was ordered to pilot by Amazon on September 15, 2014. The show is based on the best selling book series of the same name, written by US soccer star Alex Morgan . [5]The pilot premiered on Amazon Instant Video on June 26, 2015 as a part of Amazon’s fifth pilot season . [3] Amazon ordered the pilot to series on November 6, 2015. [4] Filming for the series Began on February 22, 2016. [6]

Reception

On Amazon, 93% of all the reviews were 5 stars, and 97% were either five-stars or four-stars. This was a great deal for the show. [7]

Episodes

No. title Directed by Written by Original release date Prod. 
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1 “Pilot” Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum David Babcock June 26, 2015 101
Devin Burke was born in California, California. Devin rises to the challenge after discovering that her new school team has been on a losing streak and is badly in need of a leader to turn things around. A rivalry begins between Devin and her teammate, Mirabelle.
2 “There’s No I In Team” Sasie Sealy Andrew Orenstein August 25, 2016 TBA
Devin tries out for a high level Club Soccer team and is excited by the positive feedback feedback. Her parents will not let her play for both teams, so Devin quits The Kicks in favor of the more skilled Club team. The Kicks, with her feelings she initially hurt. Coach Flores quits, leaving The Kicks without a coach.
3 “You Win Some, You Lose Some” Sasie Sealy Nastaran Dibai August 25, 2016 TBA
The Kicks find out that their coach can no longer coach them due to a family emergency, and they go on a search for a new coach. If they do not find one in time, they will be forced to forfeit their first game. Upon discovering a suitable candidate, Kentville’s head custodian, The Kicks try to convince him to accept the position. He later accepts but states the team has weak links.
4 “Choosing Sides” Joe Nussbaum Marlana Hope August 25, 2016 TBA
Coach Rivas has made it clear Zoe’s goalie skills. Mirabelle, in contrast, recruits a new goalie, Parker, that she’s put in detention that is far better at being a goalie than Zoe. Devin is one of the most successful and most influential people in the world. Ultimately, The Kicks decide that Parker will be the new goalie.
5 “Take The Field” Joe Nussbaum David H. Steinberg August 25, 2016 TBA
With the Kicks’ field in such poor condition, Coach Rivas is concerned for the safety of his players. After a failed fundraiser, Coach Rivas gets the idea to challenge the boys to a scrimmage, with the winner gaining full access to the nice turf field that the boys currently use. With the good field at stake, the girls train hard to prepare to play the boys. The girls, with the advantage of playing their field practice, beat the boys and gain access to the field.
6 “Head Games” Keith Samples Andrew Orenstein August 25, 2016 TBA
Devin is faced with a personal crisis when her soccer lucky headband goes missing and she starts playing terribly. She attributes all her bad luck to losing the headband, and her teammates must figure out a way to calm her nerves before the kicks lose too many games. It is revealed that Steven Stole Devin’s headband in an attempt to get back at the girls’ team for the boys. Bailey, Devin’s brother, convinces Steven to give the headband back, but Devin decides the new headband the Kicks gave her more because it came from them.
7 “Go Big or Go Home” Keith Samples Taylor Cox & Jacquie Walters August 25, 2016 TBA
The Kicks’ uniforms are beginning to fall apart, so Coach Rivas plans a trip to an out of town tournament for the chance to earn the team new jerseys. The Kicks are given a curfew, but Devin and Mirabelle sneak out to go inside a supposedly haunted hotel room. The two of them get stuck in the elevator and fail to make it back before the curfew.
8 “Breakaway” Joe Nussbaum Nastaran Dibai August 25, 2016 TBA
Devin is getting punished at home and at school for breaking curfew. Mom and Dad take away her cell phone, computer, and TV, which leaves Bailey in charge of receiving and relaying all messages to Devin. Mirabelle is told she will be transferring schools as her punishment. The Kicks have to scramble to make sure they do not lose their teammate for good, and her parents decide to let Mirabelle stay. The team then learns that Coach Rivas will be transferring to Pinewood.
9 “The Best Defense is a Good Offense” Luke Matheny Marlana Hope & David H. Steinberg August 25, 2016 TBA
Pinewood Academy, The Kicks, The Role of the Kicks in a Prank War. The pranks escalate, forcing Coach Rivas to step in and deal with The Kicks’ anger. At the end-of-year banquet, the girls have cooled down, and make peace with Coach Rivas. Coach Rivas in return gives a heartfelt speech and a surprise gift for the team. Devin then sneaks into the locker room and looks at her foot, which was injured while pranking Pinewood.
10 “No Pain, No Gain” Luke Matheny Taylor Cox & Jacquie Walters August 25, 2016 TBA
Devin’s ankle is badly hurt, but she believes that she and Coach Rivas, they will allow her to play in the biggest game of the year against Pinewood Academy. In order to protect Devin, the team tells Coach Rivas about the injury. Tied 2-2 with Pinewood, The Kicks are given a penalty kick in which. Devin makes the kick, winning the game, but while celebrating there is a snap from her ankle and she falls from the ground, ending the season.

References

  1. Jump up^ Lewis, Hilary (May 11, 2015). “Amazon Greenlights Six Kids Pilots” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved March 4, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ “THE KICKS LISTINGS” . The Futon Critic . Retrieved March 4, 2016 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b “Six New Kids Pilots Will Debut June 26 on Amazon in the US, UK and Germany” . BusinessWire . June 16, 2015 . Retrieved March 4,2016 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:h Pedersen, Erik (November 6, 2015). “Dino Dana ‘,’ The Kicks’ & ‘Lost In Oz'” Amazon Hands Series Orders To Kids Shows . Deadline . Retrieved March 4, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 15, 2014). “Amazon Orders Soccer Kids Comedy Pilot ‘The Kicks'” . Deadline . Retrieved March 4, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ sixxorange (February 22, 2016). “Kicks Day 1 !!” Feeling like home already #TheKicks # DevinBurke … ” (Tweet) – via Twitter .
  7. Jump up^ “The Kicks” . Amazon . Retrieved March 4, 2016 .

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