Subsequent month, SpongeBob SquarePants will obtain a milestone few collection of any kind ever attain: its 20-year anniversary on the air. The absurdist Nickelodeon comedy collection has loved a sustained lifespan, thanks each to a whole technology who grew up with fixed reruns of the collection and to its second act as a bountiful supply of all-purpose memes.
Between the success of the function movies and the lasting fandom across the still-heavily-rotated TV collection, a money cow like SpongeBob is difficult to come back by, and Nickelodeon has at all times been clever about defending one in all its prized properties. However now, for the primary time within the present’s run, the community is taking the resident of a pineapple beneath the ocean the place he’s by no means been earlier than: right into a spin-off collection.
Deadline breaks information that Nickelodeon has picked up 13 episodes of Kamp Koral, which is able to observe the adventures of a 10-year-old SpongeBob throughout a summer time at sleepaway camp. The pitch teases that “Within the collection, SpongeBob and his friends spend the summer time constructing underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck on the craziest camp within the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.” It’s a really Muppet Infants scenario general, or maybe a Younger Sheldon.
In a serious departure for the franchise, Kamp Koral will make the swap from the 2D designs historically employed by the collection to pc animation. Whereas 2015’s The SpongeBob Film: Sponge Out of Water introduced the characters into the digital period, it’ll be a dramatic new search for the upcoming collection.