Animated Star Trek Children’s Series Reportedly Headed To Nickelodeon

by Erik Amaya

 

KEY ART - STAR TREK: DISCOVERY coming to CBS All Access. Photo: James Dimmock / CBS 2017 ©CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.

Nickelodeon may be the next destination for the renewed Star Trek television franchise.

Variety reports CBS Television Studios and the children’s cable outlet are in negotiations to bring the series, to be developed and written by Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu‘s Kevin and Dan Hageman, to the network. If talks are successful, it will be the first of the new Star Trek series to leave the berth of CBS All Access. Other series in development include the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks, a series focused on Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jean-Luc Picard sometime after the destruction of Romulus in 2009’s Star Trek feature film, and a Section 31 series centered on Star Trek: Discovery‘s Michelle Yeoh.

Last year, CBS Television Studios and CBS All Access began exploring the possibility of running several different Star Trek shows throughout the year as data indicated a huge rise in subscribers after Discovery‘s debut. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman took on the role of shepherding these ideas in the vein of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and Next Generation executive producer Rick Berman. While most of the projects were intended for All Access, CBS Television Studios reserved the right to shop the new Star Trek shows elsewhere.

Meanwhile, new episodes of Star Trek: Discovery stream Thursdays on CBS All Access.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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