Move over, Spongebob. Patrick Star is ready to be a star!
According to Deadline, Nickelodeon is “finalizing deals” for ‘The Patrick Star Show, a ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ spin-off.
Voiceover recordings for the 1e-episode show have reportedly already started.
According to sources, The Patrick Star Show is in the vein of The Larry Sanders Show and Comedy Bang! Bang!, with Patrick (Fagerbakke) hosting his own late-night talk show. I hear the series would revolve around Patrick and his family. Fagerbakke is being joined by a largely new cast voicing new characters, with SpongeBob cast members expected to make occasional appearances, reprising their roles.
A rep for Nickelodeon declined comment.
In early 2019, Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins announced that the network would be developing its first spinoff projects with SpongeBob SquarePants characters. The first such project to get a green light was Kamp Koral, the upcoming 13-episode, CG-animated SpongeBob prequel series, which recently moved from Nickelodeon to sibling streamer CBS All Access.
The new SpongeBob spinoff would be one of several new animated projects coming to Nickelodeon, joining the recently announced adaptation of Real Pigeons Fight Crime, executive produced by James Corden and Ben Winston, and Middlemost Post, created by SpongeBob alum John Trabbic III.
We’re surprised this didn’t happen sooner.