Nickelodeon greenlights ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ prequel series

Nickelodeon has greenlit a new SpongeBob SquarePants prequel series. The cartoon series focusing on the sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea started back in 1999, with Tom Kenny as the voice of the titular character. The character was a hit for Nickelodeon, which resulted in two feature-length movies, video games, comics, and a TV series that’s still running to this day. The working title for the CG-animated series is Kamp Koral. The 13-episode prequel series will chronicle 10-year-old SpongeBob’s silly summer adventures at sleepaway camp, including swimming in Lake Yuckymuck, catching wild jellyfish and building underwater campfires. The show is said to begin production this month, with Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller on board as co-executive producers. With this year marking the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon is expanding the franchise with a mixed animation and live-action special on 12 July and a new movie slated for 2020 titled The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge, in the line.