Netflix and Nickelodeon are said to be in talks for a new spin-off series based on Nick’s fan-beloved SpongeBob Squarepants. The famous cartoon show is set to come in the form of an all-new music project, mainly centered on the life of Squidward, the Octopus. There is also a movie rumored to be in production; however, the inclusion of Squidward in the movie has not been confirmed.
The main focus of Viacom, the official owner of Nickelodeon is on the project to create an original animated television series and feature films mainly based on Nickelodeon’s famous cartoon characters. All this is part of a deal rumored around 200 million$ signed between Nickelodeons’ and Netflix, they announced about this deal on November 13, 2019. The streaming services competition is on heat ever since the news of Disney plus. Now almost every major media house is looking to release one for themselves.
Instead of making a streaming service of their own, the Viacom chose to combine with the king of the streaming world Netflix. As we all know that the cable services on TVs are now declining, so the decision of Viacom to migrate their cartoon from TV to streaming services is good news for the fans of Nickelodeon.
The character SpongeBob was created by famous animator Stephen Hillenburg in 1989 and the first time, the developed series was broadcast in 1999. The show features a fictional city set in underwater named Bikini Bottom where SpongeBob Squarepants and his aquatic friends live. The series shows their adventures and attempts. There are several movies already made by nickelodeon on Sponge Bob Square pants followed by its popularity.
Although they said that their first project is based on SpongeBob Squarepants character Squidward the octopus, a music-based concept is in progress. The sources said that in this series they will be centered mainly on the Squidward octopus, who is a musician in the series and is irritated by his neighbor SpongeBob. This is the conflict that generates humor in the series, the voices used are also very funny which makes the cartoon more appealing to watch.
The ideology of taking back their viewers to their childhood is a very old marketing tool in the showbiz market, and several streaming services had made a huge fortune from this concept. Around 10million people have already signed up for Disney Plus service on the launch day alone. The ongoing streaming competing is growing rapidly in the showbiz market. The news above proved this statement and in the coming days, there may be more exciting news for us regarding streaming services.
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