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'Star Trek' Animated Series Announced for Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is developing a new Star Trek kids show.
Nickelodeon is developing a new Star Trek kids show.
(Image: © CBS Television Studios)

A new "Star Trek" animated series has gotten the green light to run on Nickelodeon.

If every project in development comes to fruition then we won't have had this much "Star Trek" on our screens since the late '90s, when there were three series running simultaneously and a movie here and there.

Joining "Star Trek: Discovery," there's a Captain Picard spinoff series — which has just started shooting in Los Angeles — a spinoff focused on the "Discovery" character Philippa Georgiou, more "Short Treks" and a "Star Trek: Lower Decks" animated series.

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The new, as-of-yet untitled series will be more kid-friendly than "Lower Decks," and while the majority of current Trek programming is headed to CBS All Access, this one will air on Nickelodeon.

Kevin and Dan Hageman, who were writers on "The Lego Movie," "Hotel Transylvania" and "Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu" are creating the new show.

According to the Nickelodeon press release, the new "Star Trek" original CG-animated series will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon and will feature "a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict 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," Alex Kurtzman, who is an executive producer on the project, said in the statement. "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." 

Kevin and Dan Hageman, who are set to create a new "Star Trek" animated show to air on Nickelodeon. 

(Image credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS)

Where to watch "Star Trek" 

All four seasons of "Star Trek: Enterprise" are available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. and the U.K. It's also available on CBS All Access and to buy on Amazon Prime and on Blu-ray

Both the first and second seasons of "Star Trek: Discovery" are available to stream in their entirety on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Netflix in the U.K. "Star Trek: Discovery" Season 1 is available now on Blu-ray.

All three seasons of the remastered "Star Trek" — often referred to as "Star Trek: The Original Series" — are available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. and the U.K. It's also available on CBS All Access and to buy on Amazon Prime and on Blu-ray. Episodes are also shown from time to time on BBC America.

Both the first and second seasons of "Star Trek: The Animated Series" are available to stream in their entirety on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Netflix in the U.S. and in the U.K. It's also available on CBS All Access and to buy on Amazon Prime and on Blu-ray

All seven seasons of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" are available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. and in the U.K. It's also available on CBS All Access and to buy on Amazon Prime and on Blu-ray. Episodes are also shown from time to time on BBC America.

All seven seasons of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" are available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. and in the U.K. It's also available on CBS All Access and to buy on Amazon Prime and on DVD.

All seven seasons of "Star Trek: Voyager" are available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. and in the U.K. It's also available on CBS All Access and to buy on Amazon Prime and on DVD. Episodes are also shown from time to time on BBC America. 

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