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New details about STAR TREK: PRODIGY revealed

The series will be the first animated Trek series aimed at kids.

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At ViacomCBS’ Investor Day event on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, Viacom CBS announced that the Star Trek universe will be made available for streaming on Paramount+, including the U.S. premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy in 2021.

Star Trek: Prodigy is developed by CBS Studios and Nickelodeon, and is the first Trek series that’s geared towards the kids and family audience. It’s also the third animated Trek series, after Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and the ongoing Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020).

The Star Trek: Prodigy bridge crew.

The announcement included a first look at the six members of the Star Trek: Prodigy bridge crew. The story will follow the six outcasts, who are introduced to Starfleet and its ideals after they commandeer a ship.

Previously, it was announced that Kate Mulgrew will be reprising the role of Kathryn Janeway for the series, a character she originated in Star Trek: Voyager (1995), which ran for seven seasons.

The CG animated series is developed by brothers Kevin and Dan Hageman, Emmy Award winners whose resume includes Trollhunters and LEGO Ninjago.

The Hageman brothers took a moment to shout out the members of the shows writer’s room, as well: Nikhil Jayaram, Lisa Shoop Boyd, Chad Quandt, Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Aaron J. Waltke, Erin McNamara, and Keith Sweet II.

Star Trek: Prodigy will be available for streaming on Paramount+ with the rest of the Star Trek series, and available to watch on Nickelodeon.

Will you be boldly going where no one has gone before – which in this case is kids’ cartoons? What was your favorite Captain Janeway moment during the Delta Quadrant days? What other familiar faces are you hoping the brand new Prodigy crew runs into (and is it Peanut Hamper)? Let The Beat know, either in the comment section or on social media @comicsbeat!

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  1. Star Trek: Prodigy is developed by CBS Studios and Nickelodeon, and is the first Trek series that’s geared towards the kids and family audience. It’s also the third animated Trek series, after Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and the ongoing Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020).

    …seems kind of odd to say there’s never been a Trek series geared toward kids and then mention the Saturday morning cartoon in the very next sentence.

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