Nickelodeon will produce a spin-off based on the life of Patrick Star.
«The Patrick Star Show«. With this title, the American medium Deadline states that Nickelodeon plans to produce a spin-off series based on SpongeBob’s best friend. The series would revolve around Patrick and his family, introducing new characters to the franchise, as well as having guest appearances from the original cast of SpongeBob SquarePants.
With 13 episodes, the first season promises to entertain its target audience of children. The style will be a parody of late-night talk shows, going in line with late-night talk shows like The Larry Sanders Show and Comedy Bang! Bang!.
Since 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has been characterized as the most-watched animated show by children; the centennials grew up with the show, and together with the millennials they managed to make the show a cult of pop culture, also turning it into funny memes, and growing the need for merchandising.
The animated series SpongeBob SquarePants has fans from all over the world, it is seen in more than 208 countries and territories, it has been translated into more than 55 languages, and on average it has more than 100 million viewers every 3 months. This year alone, the series was viewed 100 times more than any other animated children’s show between January 1 and March 1 according to Parrot Analytics. Unprecedented success for the Nickelodeon television channel.
As with Patrick, Nickelodeon is also exploring other spin-offs with other characters like Sandy Cheeks. «This is our Marvel Universe,» said Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins. «You have this incredible show that has been running for almost twenty years.»
Among the productions of the «Marvel Universe» of SpongeBob SquarePants Brian Robbins refers to are «The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie», released in 2004 and grossing $ 9,559,752 on its opening day in the United States, even pushing to second place the Disney-produced film The Legend of the Lost Treasure. Maintaining the success of the series through the years, Nickelodeon then released the 2015 film «The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water». Finally, this year its third film was released through Amazon Prime Video: «The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run«, which was scheduled to premiere last year, but due to delays the date was pushed to May 22 of this year, and later be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The creator of this animated series, Stephen Hillenburg, died in 2018 at the age of 57 due to a heart attack as a result of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease from which he suffered in the last years of his life. The famous physicist Stephen Hawking also suffered from this disease.
From the bottom of the sea, obviously the characters of the series have even more stories to tell their followers and fans, and thus also continue to pay tribute to its creator, Stephen Hillenburg.