BURBANK — Nickelodeon and CBS Tv Studios introduced the greenlight of a brand new animated Star Trek collection to be developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and overseen by Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s EVP, animation manufacturing and growth.
Debuting solely on Nickelodeon, the collection expands the Star Trek universe for a brand new technology of followers. The brand new authentic CG-animated collection follows a gaggle of lawless teenagers who uncover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to seek for journey, that means and salvation.
The collection might be from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Tv Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Leisure. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will function govt producers alongside Kevin and Dan Hageman. Aaron Baiers will function a co-executive producer.
“Star Trek’s mission is to encourage generations of dreamers to construct a brighter future,” mentioned Kurtzman. “Dan and Kevin have crafted a narrative that honors its exploratory spirit in a manner that’s by no means been carried out earlier than, whereas the Nickelodeon staff blew us away with their pleasure at bringing Trek to a youthful technology world wide.”
Dan and Kevin Hageman commented, “Star Trek, Nickelodeon, and the state of animation are doing extremely formidable issues as of late. We couldn’t be extra excited to leap aboard.”
“Partnering with CBS Tv Studios and the inventive masterminds behind the Star Trek franchise is an unimaginable alternative and permits our viewers to find wealthy characters and new tales,” Naito famous. “Star Trek is a franchise beloved by generations of followers across the globe, and including Nickelodeon as residence to the subsequent animated collection is an ideal match.”
The animated collection is the latest addition to the increasing “Star Trek” tv universe. It joins Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Brief Treks, a collection of brief tales tied to Discovery; the brand new untitled Star Trek collection that includes Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic function as Jean-Luc Picard; Star Trek: Decrease Decks from Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty), an animated collection focused at mature audiences; and a brand new Star Trek challenge primarily based on “Part 31,” which is in growth with Michelle Yeoh hooked up to star. All these initiatives, besides the brand new Nickelodeon version, are on the CBS streaming platform CBS All Entry within the U.S.
Emmy Award-winning brothers Kevin and Dan Hageman have written and produced among the largest animated franchises in movie and tv. They served as co-executive producers on the Emmy Award-winning collection Trollhunters, co-created the hit The LEGO Film, wrote and govt produced LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and developed the theatrical The Lego Ninjago Film. Further credit embody Resort Transylvania (story creators) and The Croods 2 (writers), together with the upcoming live-action characteristic Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish (writers).
The brand new Star Trek collection is the third animated collection from CBS Tv Studios, following Star Trek: Decrease Decks for CBS All Entry and Our Cartoon President for SHOWTIME.
Claudia Spinelli, VP animation growth, Nickelodeon, is the manager in command of the brand new animated Star Trek collection for Nickelodeon.
Dan Sarto is Writer and Editor-at-Giant of Animation World Community.