The Star Trek universe continues to grow with another animated series, this time for Nickeloeon.
First reported to be in development earlier this year, today CBS Television Studios officially announced the greenlight of a new animated Star Trek which will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon. Touted as an opportunity to expand Star Trek for a new generation of fans, the show is being developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago).
According to CBS, the new untitled original CG animated series follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning, and salvation.
The series will be from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside Kevin and Dan Hageman. Aaron Baiers will serve as a co-executive producer.
“‘Star Trek’s’ mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a brighter future,” said Alex Kurtzman in a statement. “Dan and Kevin have crafted a story that honors its exploratory spirit in a way that’s never been done before, while the Nickelodeon team blew us away with their excitement at bringing ‘Trek’ to a younger generation around the world.”
“‘Star Trek,’ Nickelodeon, and the state of animation are doing incredibly ambitious things as of late. We couldn’t be more excited to jump aboard,” said Dan and Kevin Hageman.
“Partnering with CBS Television Studios and the creative masterminds behind the ‘Star Trek’ franchise is an incredible opportunity and allows our audience to discover rich characters and new stories,” said Naito. “‘Star Trek’ is a franchise loved by generations of fans around the globe, and adding Nickelodeon as home to the next animated series is a perfect fit.”
Star Trek’s growing animated slate
The new Nickelodeon show will be the first of the expanding Star Trek television offerings to not appear on CBS All Access, home to Star Trek: Discovery and the upcoming Picard series (which went into production earlier this week). All Access will also be home to the animated adult comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks being developed by Emmy winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty). There are also two animated Star Trek: Short Treks coming to All Access sometime this year.
Keep up with all the news on the upcoming Star Trek TV shows here at TrekMovie.com.