Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios Announce New Animated “Star Trek” Series

The Series Will Be from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions,
Secret
Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment

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BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios announced the greenlight of a new
animated “Star Trek” series to be developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin
and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”) and overseen for
Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development,
Nickelodeon.

Debuting exclusively on Nickelodeon, the series expands the “Star Trek”
universe for a new generation of fans. The new original CG-animated
series follows a group of lawless teens who discover a
derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and
salvation.

The series will be from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television
Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry
Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod
Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside
Kevin and Dan Hageman. Aaron Baiers will serve as a co-executive
producer.

“‘Star Trek’s’ mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a
brighter future,” said Alex Kurtzman. “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. We couldn’t be more excited to
jump aboard,” said Dan and Kevin Hageman.

“Partnering with CBS Television Studios and the creative masterminds
behind the ‘Star Trek’ franchise is an incredible opportunity and allows
our audience to discover rich characters and new stories,” said Naito.
“‘Star Trek’ is a franchise loved by generations of fans around the
globe, and adding Nickelodeon as home to the next animated series is a
perfect fit.”

The animated series is the newest addition to the expanding “Star Trek”
television universe. It joins STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and STAR TREK: SHORT
TREKS, a series of short stories tied to DISCOVERY; the new untitled
“Star Trek” series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic
role as Jean-Luc Picard; STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS from Mike McMahan (“Rick
and Morty”), an animated series targeted at mature audiences; and a new
“Star Trek” project based on “Section 31,” which is in
development with Michelle Yeoh attached to star. All these projects,
except the new Nickelodeon edition, are on the CBS streaming platform CBS
All Access
in the U.S.

Emmy Award-winning brothers Kevin and Dan Hageman have written and
produced some of the biggest animated franchises in film and television.
They served as co-executive producers on the Emmy Award-winning series
“Trollhunters,” co-created the hit “The LEGO Movie,” wrote and executive
produced “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu” and developed the
theatrical “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” Additional credits include “Hotel
Transylvania” (story creators) and “The Croods 2”
(writers), along with the upcoming live-action feature “Scary Stories to
Tell in the Dark” (writers).

The new “Star Trek” series is the third animated series from CBS
Television Studios, following STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS for CBS All
Access
and OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT for SHOWTIME.

Claudia Spinelli, VP Animation Development, Nickelodeon, is the
executive in charge of the new animated “Star Trek” series for
Nickelodeon.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one
entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television
programming and production in the United States and around the world,
plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing
and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.
Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks
of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About CBS Television Studios

CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of
programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable, and streaming
platforms. The Studio’s programming includes the phenomenally successful
NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; MADAM
SECRETARY; JANE THE VIRGIN; CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit dramas SEAL
TEAM, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER, MAGNUM P.I., THE CODE,
BULL, INSTINCT and ELEMENTARY; the popular comedy series THE
NEIGHBORHOOD; MAN WITH A PLAN; FAM; CHARMED, DYNASTY and IN THE DARK for
The CW; the summer action-adventure series BLOOD & TREASURE; and
“90210,” a revival of “Beverly Hills, 90210” for FOX.

The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE
TALK, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated late night series THE LATE
SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS
All Access
, the Studio produces THE GOOD FIGHT; STRANGE ANGEL; the
streaming service’s first comedy series, NO ACTIVITY; WHY WOMEN KILL;
INTERROGATION; THE TWILIGHT ZONE; and the highly anticipated adaptation
of Stephen King’s bestselling novel, THE STAND. Additionally, as part of
the expansion of the “Star Trek” universe, the Studio produces
STAR TREK: PICARD featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising the role of
Captain Jean-Luc Picard, STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS,
which marked CBS All Access’ foray into the animation landscape,
as well as the untitled “Star Trek” animated series for Nickelodeon. The
Studio’s programming also includes series based on popular, viral
segments from THE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, “Carpool Karaoke” for
Apple Music and “Drop the Mic” for TBS, as well as “Dead to Me,”
“Insatiable” and “Unbelievable” for Netflix. Additionally, the Studio
produces the comedy anthology series “The Guest Book” for TBS; OUR
CARTOON PRESIDENT and YOUR HONOR for SHOWTIME; DIARY OF A FEMALE
PRESIDENT for Disney+ as well as “A Higher Loyalty,” a miniseries based
on former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir.

Contacts

Nickelodeon Press Contacts:
Katelyn Balach
818-736-3517
Katelyn.Balach@Nick.com

Sydney McCormick
818-736-3072
Sydney.McCormick@Nick.com

CBS Press Contacts:
Lauri Metrose
818-655-7223
Lauri.Metrose@cbs.com

Arpi Ketendjian
818-655-7221
Arpi.Ketendjian@cbs.com