You guys might want to brace yourselves because we have the best news ever. We’re about to see one of our all time favorite childhood shows in a way we’ve never seen it before. Yeah, we’re talking about SpongeBob SquarePants! Nickelodeon just announced that the epic show is getting its first ever spinoff series, and lucky for you guys, we’ve got all the deets. SCREAMING.

So the new show will be called Kamp Koral, and it will have 13 episodes in total. And want to know the best part? The new series is going to be a prequel to the original show. It’s going to follow our favorite yellow sponge when he was a kid — 10 years old, in fact — while he embarks on a ton of adventures at sleepaway camp.

“In the series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral,” Nickelodeon said in a statement.

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Nickelodeon

SpongeBob has an incredible universe to expand upon and the greenlight for Kamp Koral is a testament to the strength and longevity of these characters known and loved by generations of fans around the world,” Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s Vice President of Animation Production and Development, added.

Wow, we cannot wait to learn more about SpongeBob’s childhood! But what about Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy and Plankton? Will they be in it? Unfortunately, we’re not 100 percent sure yet. But considering that the show takes place long before he got his job at the Krusty Krab, we have a feeling there’s going to be a whole new set of characters introduced instead! How exciting is that?

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Nickelodeon

As fans know, the epic announcement comes just weeks after news hit the web that they’re releasing a brand new SpongeBob SquarePants special this year, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere. The special, called “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” will premiere on Nickelodeon on July 12 at 7 P.M. And it’s not going to be just any old episode of SpongeBob. Get this, you guys — the OG cast is actually going to play human versions of their characters, and we cannot wait!

There’s unfortunately no release date for Kamp Koral yet, but production is set to begin in June. This is seriously going to be a SpongeBob filled year, and we’re definitely not complaining.

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