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Nickelodeon Crews Up ‘Star Trek’ Toon Writing Team

“Welcome aboard!” (Star Trek: The Animated Series, 1973)
“Welcome aboard!” (Star Trek: The Animated Series, 1973)

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Nickelodeon Crews Up ‘Star Trek’ Toon Writing Team

As fans of Starfleet’s universe of adventures prepare for a meteor shower of new Star Trek shows, Nickelodeon has set a stellar writing team for its animated take. The announcement was made by the project’s Emmy-winning creators Dan and Kevin Hageman on Twitter.

On board are Julie Benson and Shawna Benson (Wu Assassins, The 100), Chad Quandt and Aaron Waltke (Trollhunters, Teen Titans GO!), Nikhil S. Jayaram (Shades of Blue, Mysteries of Laura), Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, Keith Sweet, Erin McNamara and Lisa Boyd.

The CG-animated Star Trek series will air exclusively on Nickelodeon, produced in partnership with CBS’s Eye Animation Prod., Star Trek: Discovery co-creator/EP Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Kurtzman, who is also an exec producer on this project and CBS All Access’ upcoming adult comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks, recently commented on the Nick series: “It’s going to be incredibly cinematic. We just started seeing [storyboards] this week. It looks like, wow. It’s on par with Love, Death & Robots in terms of beauty and lighting and cinema, so it’s a really different feel, and Nickelodeon has been wildly supportive and I think very excited to bring a new energy to TV, you know, in animation.”

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