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‘Star Trek’ animated series announced exclusively for Nickelodeon

by Brittani Tuttle

Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios have announced that a new animated “Star Trek” series is being developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters,” “Ninjago”), and will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon.

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Kevin Hageman (left) and Dan Hageman (right) will helm the new animated series.

The series will expand the “Star Trek” universe for a new group of fans, as the CG-animated show follows a group of lawless teens who find a dilapidated Starfleet ship and use it to “search for adventure, meaning and salvation.”

“‘Star Trek’s’ mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a brighter future,” said Alex Kurtzman, executive producer. “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.”

“‘Star Trek,’ Nickelodeon, and the state of animation are doing incredibly ambitious things as of late,” said the Hageman brothers. “We couldn’t be more excited to jump aboard.”

There’s no word on when fans can expect to see this new show.

The new animated series will join “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Short Treks,” a series of short stories linked to “Discovery”; the new, untitled “Star Trek” series with Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard; “Star Trek: Lower Decks” from Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty”), an animated series for mature audiences; and a new “Star Trek” project based on “Section 31”. Each of these projects, except for the new Nickelodeon animated series, are available on the CBS All Access streaming platform in the U.S.

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