Nickelodeon’s veteran “SpongeBob Squarepants” will be spinning off animated series “The Patrick Star Show,” focused on SpongeBob’s best friend. The show will be focused on the titular pink starfish and will be voiced once again by Bill Fagerbakke (“Cocah”). The series is said to be modeled after “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and is anticipated to introduce several new characters. A 13-episode order is expected.
Original SpongeBob cast members will make occasional appearances with the original voice actors reprising their roles.
“Spongebob Squarepants” first premiered in 1999 and remains Nickelodeon’s longest-running animated series. The series had its first feature film released in theaters in 2004 and a second film “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” followed in 2015. A third film, which serves as a prequel to the animated series, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” is set to release on August 7. “SpongeBob” was also the subject of a Broadway musical.