Are you ready kids? The lovable SpongeBob SquarePants series is getting a spinoff. Nickelodeon announced “Kamp Koral” this week, an upcoming CG-animated series that introduces 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants during his summer at sleepaway camp. The series is slated to begin production in June and the first season has thirteen episodes. Nickelodeon stated that “Kamp Koral” is just a working title at the moment, and the network stopped short of confirming a premiere date.

“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, EVP Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.

In the new spinoff series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck. The camp is located within the kelp forest, and we are sure that SpongeBob will have plenty of adventures.

Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers on the series.

The original SpongeBob SquarePants launched in 1999. Over the last seventeen years, SpongeBob SquarePants ranked as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV. Since its debut, SpongeBob SquarePants inspired iconic characters, memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical, and a global fan base.

According to the network, SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages and averaging more than 100M total viewers every quarter.

SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

Fans of the happy little sponge will have to wait a little longer to get a teaser for the new series, but it’s nice to know that new SpongeBob SquarePants adventures are on the way.

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