If you thought that CBS had run out of ideas for fresh Star Trek shows, you were sorely mistaken my friend. Today, the network announced that a new Star Trek animated show is in the works. But instead of finding a home at CBS All Access with all the others, this kid-focused series will instead be headed toward Nickelodeon.
The newly announced Star Trek animated show is to be CG-animated and “will follow a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.” Eye Animation Productions will handle the animation on the project.
The Star Trek animated series will be helmed by Kevin and Dan Hageman. The duo previously developed Trollhunters and Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. They also helped to write Hotel Transylvania and the upcoming Scary Movies to Tell in the Dark film set to debut later this year.
Alex Kurtzman, CBS’ Godfather for all things Trek, issued a statement today saying “Star Trek’s mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a brighter future. 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.”
It’s a busy time to be a Star Trek fan. Not only is Star Trek: Discovery killing it on CBS All Access, but there are numerous other series heading to the platform as well. Patrick Stewart’s reprisal of Jean-Luc Picard hits the streaming service late this year.
Another animated series is in development, this one a more adulted toned comedy entitled Star Trek: Lower Decks. And there’s a Section 31 spin-off in the works featuring Michelle Yeoh’s Captain Philippa Georgiou. Live Long and Prosper has never been more apt.