New Animated Star Trek Show On The Way From Lego Ninjago Writers

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Star Trek Discovery might be the only new show in the long-running sci-fi franchise to have hit screens in the past decade, but there's plenty more Trek in the works. We already know that series based on Jean-Luc Picard and Discovery's Captain Georgiou are on the way, and it's now been reported that a new animated series has been greenlit by Nickelodeon.

According to Deadline, the show has been developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman, who are known for their work on animated hits such as Lego Ninjago and the Guillermo Del Toro-produced Trollhunters. They have also written the screenplay for the upcoming anthology horror movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, also produced by Del Toro.

The currently untitled series will be an "original CG-animated series is targeted at younger audiences," that follows the adventures of a group of teens who take over a derelict Starfleet ship. The show will be produced by CBS TV and Alex Kurtzman, who is overseeing all of the new Star Trek TV output.

In a statement, Kurtzman said: "Star Trek's mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a brighter future. 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."

This isn't the only animated Star Trek show currently in development. Last October it was announced that a series aimed at a more mature audience titled Lower Decks was on the way from Mike McMahan, the head writer of Adult Swim's hugely popular Rick and Morty.

In terms of live-action shows, Next Generation star Patrick Stewart is set to reprise his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new show that focuses on the character after the dissolution of the Romulan Empire. That show is expected to premiere on CBS All-Access later this year.

Beyond that, a Discovery spin-off starring Michelle Yeoh as Terran Emperor and Section 31 agent Philippa Georgiou is in the works, while Discovery itself has also been renewed for a third season. For more Star Trek, check out GameSpot's guide to all the Easter Eggs in Discovery Season 2.

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