Anyone that knows about Star Trek and definitely those that have watched the opening to some of the shows/films knows that a big thing is about boldly going where no one has gone before. Looks like the series is about to continue that as they are going somewhere they’ve never been: Nickelodeon.
According to Variety, CBS’s plans to keep expanding the franchise beyond the currently running Star Trek: Discovery, plans are in place for a Patrick Stewart led Picard series and a Section 31 black ops series among others, are now looking to the kids for a brand new animated series. This would be CBS first new Star Trek series not set to be on CBS All Access.
Kevin and Dan Hageman, who worked on Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu & Trollhunters as well as the stories for Hotel Transylvania & The Lego Movie among others, are set to be the writers for the series should it be picked up. Currently, there are no real details about the plot being released.
While Star Trek has been a series watched by families since its debut, there hasn’t really ever been TV or film entries specifically aimed at children.
This is not to be confused with the recently announced Star Trek: Lower Decks animated series from Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan that follows the support crew members on one of “Starfleet’s least important ships.” That series, in the vein of Rick & Morty, is geared more towards adults.
All of this expansion came as CBS signed a multi-year deal with producer Alex Kurtzman, who took over as showrunner halfway through season two of Star Trek: Discovery following the departure of original showrunners following allegations of abuse. Kurtzman is overseeing all of the growing stable of Star Trek related series from CBS as the network looks to capitalize on the popularity of the almost 53-year-old franchise that hadn’t been on TV for almost a decade before Discovery debuted.