Looks like Disney+ won’t be the only heavy hitter on the online streaming service. It’s been announce on Wednesday that Netflix will be teaming up with Nickelodeon in order to produce original existing projects such as specials and TV shows. This is all started when many signed up to the Disney+ streaming service. According to Netflix vice president of original animation Melissa Cobb, she stated in a press conference that with Nickelodeon already having existing characters from many shows, they want to expand and “reimagine” the stories and characters from their series.
“Nickelodeon has generated scores of characters that kids love, and we look forward to telling wholly original stories that re-imagine and expand on the worlds they inhabit,” said Melissa Cobb.
Already announced, there is already plans of a SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff focusing on SpongeBob’s friends. The character that is planning to get the spotlight is SpongeBob’s neighbor, Squidward Tentacles. With TV specials and movies like Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, Netlfix is hoping to do more specials with existing shows. They also want to do one focusing on the cartoon Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninjas. There is also plans of SpongeBob prequel series which will have up to 13 episodes.