Deadline is reporting that Nickelodeon has given a green light for the animated Star Trek series from Kevin and Dan Hageman.
Produced by CBS Television Studios along with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, the CG-animated series will follow “a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation” with an eye toward a younger audience.
Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will be executive producers along with the Hagemans.
“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 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.”
Ramsey Naito, EVP of Animation Production and Devlopment for Nickelodeon, will oversee the production for the network. “Partnering with CBS Television Studios and the creative masterminds behind the Star Trek franchise is an incredible opportunity and allows our audience to discover rich characters and new stories,” said Naito. “Star Trek is a franchise loved by generations of fans around the globe, and adding Nickelodeon as home to the next animated series is a perfect fit.”
This is the second animated Star Trek to go into production, the first being Star Trek: Lower Decks from Rick & Morty creator Mike McMahan.
The Hagemans’ credits include The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, and the upcoming sequel to The Croods. In a statement, they say, “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.”