Star Trek may really reach the next generation soon.
Variety reports that CBS Television and Nickelodeon are currently in negotiations to bring an animated version of all those intergalactic adventures to the young audience-oriented channel, with writers Kevin and Dan Hageman helping to develop the project.
This would mark the second in-the-works animated Star Trek series, following CBS All Access' two-season order of Star Trek: Lower Decks, an animated half-hour comedy series about the support crew on one of Starfleet's least important ships. However, that series is expected to be geared towards grown-ups, whereas this one would be aimed at kids.
The Hagemans have a great deal of experience introducing little ones to fun and zany concepts. The brothers are known for their work on film fare like Hotel Transylvania, The Lego Movie and the upcoming adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, as well as writing and producing the small screen series Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia and Ninjago; Masters of Spinjitzu.
The two confirmed their involvement in Nick's potential Star Trek cartoon project, writing on Twitter, "A little something we've been working on. Or kinda a big thing. Hey boys and girls, better get your moonboots on."
A little something we've been working on. Or kinda a big thing. Hey boys and girls, better get your moonboots on. 'Star Trek' Animated Kids Show in the Works at Nickelodeon - Variety https://t.co/dTPTsV2yLz— Dan & Kevin Hageman (@brothershageman) February 13, 2019
This as-yet-untitled animated series would add to the ever-expanding Star Trek universe, which currently includes the reboot film series — which may or may not get a fourth installment — and CBS All Access' ongoing series Star Trek: Discovery.
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