×

‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Prequel Series ‘Kamp Koral’ Greenlit at Nickelodeon

What was Spongebob up to before his adventures with Patrick and his capers at the Krusty Krab? A prequel series to the iconic animation, which has been greenlit at Nickelodeon, may provide some answers.

The prospective new show, titled “Kamp Koral,” is a CG-animated series which introduces viewers to a 10-year-old SpongeBob during his summer at sleepaway camp. The 13-episode series is slated to begin production at the kids network in June.

“SpongeBob has an incredible universe to expand upon and the greenlight for ‘Kamp Koral’ is a testament to the strength and longevity of these characters known and loved by generations of fans around the world,” said Ramsey Naito, EVP of animation production and development at Nickelodeon.

“Kamp Koral” will see SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest. Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are co-executive producers on the series.

Variety had exclusively reported in February that Nickelodeon was eyeing an expansion to the beloved franchise, and was exploring, among other options, “an original story about SpongeBob and Patrick, or a Sandy Cheeks stand-alone story.”

“That’s our Marvel Universe,” said Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins said. “You have this amazing show that’s run for almost twenty years.”

The series, which has been a staple of Nickelodeon since 1999, was created by Stephen Hillenburg who died of ALS in November, 2018.

Popular on Variety

More TV

  • 'Big Mouth' presentation, Paleyfest, Panel

    TV News Roundup: Jenny Slate's Netflix Comedy Special Sets October Premiere

    In today’s TV news roundup, Jenny Slate’s first Netflix comedy special “Stage Fright” premieres Oct. 22, and Netflix also releases the first trailer for its upcoming comedy “Living with Yourself,” out Oct. 18.  DATES Jenny Slate‘s first full-length comedy special “Stage Fright” will launch on Netflix Oct. 22. In it, the comedian and actress shares [...]

  • Shane Gillis SNL

    Shane Gillis Out From 'Saturday Night Live'

    “Saturday Night Live” is officially cutting ties with Shane Gillis. “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining ‘SNL,'” an “SNL” spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels said in a statement. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we [...]

  • Sophie Turner, Corey Hawkins to Lead

    Sophie Turner, Corey Hawkins to Lead Quibi Thriller Series

    Sophie Turner has found her first TV role post-“Game of Thrones.” The British actress, who is nominated at this year’s Emmys for playing Sansa Stark on the HBO mega-hit, is set to star alongside “Straight Outta Compton” actor Corey Hawkins in a thriller series in the works at Quibi. Titled “Survive,” the series is based [...]

  • Barton Fitzpatrick as Reg, Alex R.

    ‘The Chi’ Ups Justin Hillian to Showrunner, Ayanna Floyd Davis Exits

    “The Chi” has appointed a new showrunner for its forthcoming third season. Writer Justin Hillian will take over from season 2 showrunner Ayanna Floyd Davis, who departs as the series looks to emerge from the cloud of the Jason Mitchell misconduct affair. It was revealed in May that Mitchell had been fired from the series due [...]

  • Duane Chapman Hospitalized

    Duane 'Dog' Chapman 'Under Doctor's Care' After Reported Heart Emergency

    Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, is “under doctor’s care” after reportedly suffering a heart emergency just months after the death of his wife, Beth Chapman. The reality star was taken to a hospital from his Colorado home over the weekend after experiencing chest pain, according to TMZ, which first reported the [...]

  • United Talent Agency Reveals New Logo

    UTA Unveils New Logo, Corporate Image

    UTA raised the curtain Monday on a new corporate logo. The three-dimensional image is meant to emphasize the talent agency’s focus on uniting ideas, opportunities and talent. Building signage with the new logo will go up next month at UTA’s headquarters in Beverly Hills. “Our new identity captures the multiple facets and intersections of our [...]

  • Jeff Bridges FX Pilot 'Old Man'

    Jeff Bridges FX Pilot 'Old Man' Casts Amy Brenneman

    Amy Brenneman has joined the cast of the FX drama pilot “Old Man.” She joins previously announced cast members Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, the series centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content