A ‘Squidward’ Inspired Series is Coming to Netflix, Thanks to Nickeleon’s Deal with the Streaming Platform

Looks like Disney Plus will have some competition. Recently, Nickelodeon announced its deal with the streaming platform, Netflix. With that, comes multiple original televisions available to subscribers. One of those is based in the “Spongebob Squarepants” universe, featuring everyone’s favorite snobby clarinet player, Squidward Tentacles. When will this exclusive spin-off series premiere? How can fans watch it? Learn more about the upcoming television show here.

Reportedly, a television series, starring ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ character, Squidward, is in the works

We’ve all felt like Squidward at one point or another. Now, everyone’s favorite grouch is getting his moment in the spotlight. A series based in the Spongebob Squarepants universe is coming exclusively to the streaming platform, Netflix — and this television show is all about the jazz-loving Squidward.

Unfortunately, not much has been revealed about this upcoming series, including who else will appear as characters. However, according to Buzzfeed, this television show is a “music-based project,” meaning fans will maybe see Squidward solo on his clarinet.

Netflix and Nickelodeon have a multi-year deal

This Squidward television series is not the only Nickelodeon show coming to the streaming platform. According to HypeBae, “Nickelodeon has confirmed a multi-year deal with streaming giant Netflix worth $200 million USD.”

Currently, Nickelodeon shows, including Victorious and Sam and Cat are available for binge-watching on Netflix. Even the Big Time Rush movie, Big Time Movie is now on the subscription service. However, no exclusive and original Nickelodeon content has been released on Netflix. Not yet, anyway.

Once the news broke about the upcoming spin-off, some fans took to Twitter, sharing their excitement for Squidward’s sweet, sweet victory. One Twitter user said, “Spongebob is my happy mood, Squidward is my everyday mood, and Patrick is my only brain cell.”

“Yo, Squidward getting a Netflix spinoff for real? I can’t wait,” wrote another Twitter user. “The older you get, the more you realize he was the best and most relatable character on Spongebob!”

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Disney Plus also has original series’ available for streaming

The news of Netflix and Nickelodeon’s partnership comes weeks after the launch date of Disney’s streaming platform, Disney Plus. With Disney’s subscription service, users have the option to “bundle” their account with other streaming services, including Hulu and ESPN+. With Disney Plus comes exclusive content and spin-off series, based on the movies and television shows they own.

From Star Wars’ first live-action television show, The Mandalorian, to High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, this streaming service holds thousands of hours of content for subscribers to binge, rivaling well-established platforms like Netflix. Reportedly, Disney Plus earned more than 10 million members since its launch. Additionally, other streaming platforms, including Apple TV+, recently premiered or will premiere within the coming months.

There is no official release date of this Spongebob Squarepants spin-off series. Presumably, more information will be announced in the coming months. To learn more about Netflix and to subscribe, visit their website.