There’s a new Star Trek series on the way, according to the official franchise website. But it’s taking a slightly different approach to the canon than Star Trek: Discovery or the Picard spin-off series: the new project will be CG-animated, and will debut exclusively in Nickelodeon.
The currently untitled series is being produced by Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios, and developed by Emmy award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, The LEGO Movie).
It will follow “a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.”
The new series isn’t the only animated Star Trek project in the works — Star Trek: Lower Decks is in development for CBS All Access from Rick And Morty‘s Mike McMahan — but it is the only series to be aimed specifically at a younger audience.
In a statement, the Hagemans said: “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.”
Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and animation producer Katie Krentz, will serve as executive producers alongside Kevin and Dan Hageman.
“Star Trek’s mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a brighter future,” said Kurtzman. “Dan and Kevin have crafted a story that honours 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.”
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