CG series coming to Nickelodeon is just the tip of the asteroid
Nickelodeon will host a new CG-animated Star Trek series that follows “a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.”
Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, The LEGO Movie) are developing the still-untitled series. Star Trek veterans Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry (son of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry) and Trevor Roth are joining the Hagemans as executive producers.
#IncomingTransmission: A new animated #StarTrek series set to be developed by @brothershageman is heading to @Nickelodeon @NickAnimation #Nickelodeon https://t.co/buopy4oZyQ pic.twitter.com/0onfnVWcmQ
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“Star Trek’s mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a brighter future,” Kurtzman said 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.”
The Nickelodeon show is actually the second animated Star Trek project; the previously announced Lower Decks will debut on CBS All Access sometime in the next couple of years, and be geared towards a more adult audience with content from the creative minds behind the Cartoon Network’s risque-er Rick & Morty.
CBS All Access’ Jean-Luc Picard live-action series started filming this past week with returning star Patrick Stewart, and Star Trek: Discovery just ended its second season by warping ahead to the 32nd Century after exploring the 23rd’s Klingon-Federation war, Mirror Universe and Christopher Pike’s “Number One” USS Enterprise.
A live-action Discovery spinoff focusing on the morally questionable Section 31 division of Starfleet, starring Michelle Yeoh, is also in development.
Star Trek: The Animated Series, a cartoon follow-up to the 1966-69 original Star Trek with many of the original actors voicing their roles and others, once aired in reruns on Nickelodeon.
As if that all weren’t enough, the long-awaited unofficial Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary and retrospective What We Left Behind is finally ready for prime time, with a big-screen premiere planned for May 13.