The musicians pitched the kids show to Nickelodeon and Disney
According to Hoppus, the pair worked on a kids TV series together, titled Bronze Blue. They pitched it to both Nickelodeon and Disney Channel back in 2010 but neither network picked it up.
The Blink-182 star told KROQ the show would have starred both himself and Wentz, along with Ashlee Simpson and, possibly, Pharrell Williams, as an underwater pop-punk band who toured beaches, played eco-friendly songs, and did battle with villain Sushi Chef.
Hoppus was set to play Tako, a guitar-playing octopus, while Wentz would appear as Shrimpy, a bass-playing sea bass. Members of All Time Low and Wentz’s Fall Out Boy bandmate Patrick Stump had also been approached to appear.
Variety have discovered some of the songs that were to feature in the show, including the theme song. You can listen to that and a track called ‘The Algae Theme Song’ below.
Oh, what could’ve been.
Meanwhile, last month Hoppus unveiled his new band, Simple Creatures. The group sees the musician teaming up with All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and the duo will release their debut EP later this year.
The new collaboration doesn’t seem to have put a halt on Blink-182’s plans, though, as the bassist recently confirmed they were at work on their next album, which will “go off in completely weird directions.”
“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” Hoppus said. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with ‘Blink-182’, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”