Not to be confused with CBS All Access’s upcoming adult-oriented animated Star Trek: Lower Decks from Rick & Morty writer Mike McMahan (about the “less glamorous” jobs in Starfleet), Nickelodeon has just given the greenlight for their own star trekkin’ animated series for the youngins.
Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu) will be talking the helm on this series, along with Eye Animation Productions (CBS’ new animation arm), Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Executive Vice President of Animation Production and Developement at Nickelodeon Ramsey Naito will oversee the show.
“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,” the Hagemans said in a statement to Variety.
Alex Kurtzman, the overseer of all things Trek for CBS TV (for at least the next 5 years), said:
“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.”
Star Trek: Lower Decks was given a two-season order by CBS All Access, and is reportedly in development now. Star Trek: Discovery just completed it’s second season, and is into production on their third. We’ll let you know what we hear about this new animated series.