Nickelodeon is moving forward with a SpongeBob Squarepants spinoff. The network announced today that it’s given the green light to a spinoff series with the working title Kamp Koral.
The show focuses on a 10-year-old SpongeBob, and specifically his adventures at the sleepaway camp called Kamp Koral. Nickelodeon is producing 13 episodes for the animated series first season. Production is beginning this month, though there is no word yet on when the show will premiere.
“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,” Nickelodeon animation boss Ramsey Naito said in a statement.
In the show, SpongeBob and friends will do all sorts of wild and weird things like “building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.”
SpongeBob series producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are Kamp Koral’s co-executive producers.
Kamp Koral is the first SpongeBob TV show spinoff. Further spinoffs focused on other SpongeBob characters are coming, according to Deadline. Additionally, a new movie called It’s A Wonderful Sponge will premiere in 2020.