Nickelodeon has ordered “Kung Fu Panda: The Series,” a new CG-animated comedy based on last year’s box office hit, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The network has ordered 26 episodes of the series, Nick’s second co-production with DreamWorks Animation SKG. The two companies also partnered on “The Penguins of Madagascar,” which premiered March 28 on Nick and ranked as the most-watched series premiere in the network’s history (6.1 million viewers). Since then, “Penguins” has become the second most-popular program among kids 6-11 on television, behind only “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
The series will premiere next year.