Nickelodeon has greenlit Kamp Koral, a spinoff series from its popular SpongeBob Squarepants animated franchise, the network said Tuesday.
The 13-episode, CG-animated series chronicles SpongeBob SquarePants as a 10-year old during his summer sleepaway camp, said network officials. In the series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at Kamp Koral. The series marks the first spinoff for the animated series, which debuted in 1999.
SpogeBobSquarePants producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller will serve as co-executive producers on the series, said the network.
“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, executive vice president of animation production and development for Nickelodeon in a statement.