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Big Nate is an upcoming American CG-animated television series created for Nickelodeon, which will be a 26-episode series. It follows the adventures of a boy and his friends in sixth grade. It is based on Big Nate, the comic strip and book series by Lincoln Peirce. The series is executive produced by Mitch Watson and John Cohen. Peirce is collaborating with the producers for the show.
In 1991, the first year the Big Nate comic was published, Peanuts executive producer Lee Mendelson purchased the option from Lincoln Peirce to make a 2D-animated Big Nate television series for Saturday Morning Cartoons at NBC, who “was paid $5,000 to write a quote-on-quote bible describing the characters and outlining a few story ideas”. However, the day after this deal was finalized, NBC canceled all of their Saturday Morning Cartoons, sending the series into development hell.
An animated Big Nate series was ultimately announced by Nickelodeon on February 19, 2020. In a news release, Nickelodeon's executive vice president of animation production and development, Ramsey Naito, stated that she had wanted to adapt the Big Nate book series into an animated series for a long time. The series has been confirmed to release around September 2021.