Nickelodeon Greenlights Animated ‘Star Trek’ Series

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.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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