Bryce Gheisar Dishes on His New Nickelodeon Series, The Astronauts

Nickelodeon's new series The Astronauts, is one of their biggest and most ambitious series yet, and we can't wait to see it unfold.

The show follows a group of kids who sneak onto a spaceship called Odyssey II, which is sent to investigate an unusual asteroid on its course near earth. In the show, Bryce Gheisar plays Elliot, who assumes the role of leader among the kids.

The hour-long first episode airs tonight, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), and ahead of the release, we got the chance to chat with Bryce about the show and what it means to him. Keep reading to find out more!

Sweety High: What can you tell us about The Astronauts?

Bryce Gheisar: It's about five kids who sneak on to a spaceship under the influence of a kid named Elliot. I play Elliot Combs, the son of the spaceship's billionaire owner. He has lived in the shadow of his father all of his life and wants to do something on his own. They sneak onto the ship and it blasts off under the supervision of the onboard A.I., Matilda. I'm excited to be part of the series because it's my first time doing a sci-fi project. It's fun to see all of the behind-the-scenes on how they make this project come to life.


SH: How are you similar to and different from Eliott?

BG: I don't think we have too many similarities, but I think it's better that way. I'm able to take a step back and look at him as a full person instead of always comparing myself to him.


SH: What kind of role do you typically play in a friend group?

BG: I think I'm the crazy one. I have a friend group of actors, and we're all crazy.


SH: Do you think you'd be suited to be an astronaut? Why, or why not?

BG: I don't think I would be suited for that right now. Maybe when I get older. Astronauts spend years preparing.


SH: What advice do you have for high-pressure situations, like the one you find yourself in during the series?

BG: Listen to your instincts and to your friends.


SH: What's the most important lesson about friendship that you learned on the set?

BG: On the show, my character Elliot is always trying to be someone he isn't with his friends. He's trying to constantly prove that he's a leader and that he's worthy of people's admiration. Playing this character shows me how easy it is to fall into that desire, but it's really counterproductive. My friends on set accept me for me and that's what I accept of my friends.


For more on the show and all things Bryce, you can follow him on Instagram @brycegheisar.


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