People.com Entertainment TV New 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Spin-Off Centered on Patrick Star Ordered by Nickelodeon The new show will be a prequel that follows a younger Patrick Star as he hosts a TV show from his bedroom By Claudia Harmata Published on March 4, 2021 11:57 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection Patrick Star is about to be the star of his own show! On Thursday, Nickelodeon confirmed they have a SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off in the works, The Patrick Star Show, which will premiere on the network this summer, Variety reported. The new series will be a prequel that follows a younger Patrick Star who still lives with his family and hosts a TV show from his childhood bedroom. Bill Fagerbakke, who has voiced the pink starfish since 1999, will return to play the beloved character. Fans will be introduced to a new world of Bikini Bottom characters, including Squidina, Patrick's eight-year-old little sister, his parents, Bunny and Cecil, and his grandpa, GrandPat. TVLine and Variety both reported that a total of 13 episodes were ordered to premiere this year. SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Skips Theaters to Launch On Demand and CBS All Access Nickelodeon. Brian Robbins, president of Nickelodeon, said this isn't the only character spin-off series fans can expect in the future, calling the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise "a mini-Marvel Universe." "There is seemingly an endless amount of stories with this franchise," he said in a statement to Variety. "You'll see movies with spinoff characters. I think you'll see more shows like Patrick, and some other characters, and some different live stuff. It's kind of endless when you think about the cast." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Another spin-off, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, will premiere on ViacomCBS' new Paramount Plus streaming service this Thursday. The show follows a 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals as they spend the summer at a sleepaway camp. Nickelodeon reportedly already ordered 13 more episodes of the show, according to Variety. The Patrick Star Show will first debut on Nickelodeon before moving to Paramount Plus.