July 16 2024

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Nickelodeon Near Deal For New Kids Animated Trek

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Today, from Deadline and Variety, comes news that Nickelodeon is in negotiations for a Star Trek animated series. The series would come from CBS TV Studios, writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, and Alex Kurtzman‘s Secret Hideout studio.

The Hageman brothers writing credits include Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Trollhunters, and two Lego movies: The Lego Movie, and The Lego Ninjago Movie. Their current projects include Croods 2, and Scary Stories.

If a deal is struck, the animated series, aimed at a younger audience, will be the first new Star Trek to air on a station other than CBS All Access.

This will be the fifth new Trek, coming after Star Trek: Discovery, the Picard series, the Lower Decks animated series, and Section 31.

In January, Kurtzman told the Hollywood Reporter that “there’s other animated things that we’re building that are an entirely different perspective and an entirely different tone [from Lower Decks]. What’s exciting about it is not only looking at each animated series as what’s the different tone, but what’s the different technology we can apply to these things so that visually they’re entirely different?”

Thanks to Dayton Ward for the tip.

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