Here’s John Boyega in his latest role – as a furry, time travelling bodyguard

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens star is one half of an animated duo in Nickelodeon's new series Tinkershrimp and Dutch

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New Star Wars movie The Force Awakens has transformed John Boyega into a household name and a Hollywood star practically overnight. So what next for the stormtrooper-turned-Jedi? Another blockbuster movie to seal his reputation? A move into the theatre to prove his acting chops? Nope, a turn as a furry, time-travelling bodyguard in a new animated children’s show…

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Yep, Boyega can soon be heard, if not seen, in Nickelodeon’s web series Tinkershrimp and Dutch, about a lingoustine (Darren Evans) and a slow loris (a kind of cute, furry nocturnal primate voiced by Boyega) who travel through time in a vehicle which is half-bus, half-castle in order to protect their boss King Hunnybun (yep, it’s about as convoluted and full of weird characters as The Force Awakens).

“Tink” is a wise but playful crustacean from Wales who likes solving crimes, while Dutch is a laid back, loyal London teen. The show even has impressive music credentials (if not quite John Williams) – it’s scored by Franz Ferdinand guitarist Nick McCarthy.

Hear Boyega and Evans in action as Tinkershrimp and Dutch in the clip below…

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Tinkershrimp and Dutch comes to Nickelodeon online on 15th January