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The ‘Star Trek’ Animated Universe Beams into Comic-Con@Home

Paramount+ reveals back-to-back ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ and ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ panels have been scheduled for July 23.

Paramount+ plans to beam its animated Star Trek universe into Comic-Con@Home on Friday, July 23, beginning at 10AM PDT, with back-to-back panel sessions featuring cast and producers from the service’s two animated Star Trek series:  the upcoming Star Trek: Prodigy, its first Star Trek animated kids’ series, and Season 2 of its adult animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks. The Star Trek Universe panels kick off Paramount+’s Comic-Con@Home “Peak Animation” programming block showcasing the service’s upcoming animated series, with additional panels to be announced. Comic-Con@Home panels will be available to view on Comic-Con’s YouTube page.

The Star Trek Universe at Comic-Con@Home will feature conversations with cast and producers moderated by Star Trek’s Jerry O’Connell.

Star Trek: Prodigy

Paramount+, CBS Studios and Nickelodeon present the inaugural cast panel for the highly anticipated upcoming “Star Trek” animated kids’ series, Star Trek: Prodigy, with voice cast Kate Mulgrew, Brett Gray, Ella Purnell, Angus Imrie, Rylee Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker and Jason Mantzoukas alongside executive producers Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman and director/co-executive producer Ben Hibon.

Developed by Emmy Award-winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) the CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences and will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search for a better future. These 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. Produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios, Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere on Paramount+ in the U.S. later this year.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Following Star Trek: Prodigy, join Star Trek: Lower Decks voice cast members Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid and Eugene Cordero alongside creator Mike McMahan for an exclusive conversation and an extended look at the second season. Season 2 is bigger, funnier and Star Trekkier than ever before. Fans can expect strange, new (and familiar) aliens to challenge the crews of the U.S.S. Cerritos and the U.S.S. Titan. For Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford and Boimler, the animated adventure is just beginning.

Season 2 of Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere on Thursday, August 12. Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

Source: Paramount+