Kate Mulgrew reprises her role as the captain, now an emergency training hologram, in the all-new CG kids’ series about a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship; show will air on Nickelodeon following run on streamer.
Paramount+ has released a first look image of Captain Kathryn Janeway in its upcoming all-new CG animated kids’ series, Star Trek: Prodigy. Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) reprises her role as Janeway, now a starship’s built-in emergency training hologram. The news was revealed by series executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman during yesterday’s global First Contact Day panels. The Hagemans also revealed that the series takes place in the year 2383, after the events of Star Trek: Voyager, and in the Delta Quadrant.
Mulgrew’s return to the Star Trek universe was first announced last October. At the time, she stated, “I have invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I never did before in Star Trek: Prodigy. How thrilling to be able to introduce to these young minds an idea that has elevated the world for decades. To be at the helm again is going to be deeply gratifying in a new way for me.”
Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago), and produced by Nickelodeon and CBS Studios, Star Trek: Prodigy follows a motley crew of young aliens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning, and salvation. The six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the Star Trek Franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.
Award-winning director and producer Ben Hibon (Codehunters) will direct, co-executive produce, and serve as the creative lead on the new series; Aaron Baiers will serve as co-executive producer.
Prodigy is the first Star Trek series for the kids and family audience and will bow exclusively later this year on Nickelodeon, following its premiere run on Paramount+. With the addition of Prodigy, the entire Star Trek Universe will now be available to stream on Paramount+: current and upcoming seasons of the original series Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, and the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The trove will also include all 726 episodes from the six classic Star Trek series and a selection of Star Trek films.
Star Trek: Prodigy is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation Studio, led by President of Animation, Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Series production is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President, Animation Development and Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series Animation.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.