Today is the ViacomCBS Investors Day live broadcast and we have our first look at the upcoming Star Trek: Prodigy.
We have our first look at the main cast of characters that will be appearing in the upcoming Star Trek: Prodigy, which will also see the return of Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway.
Prodigy will debut on the new streaming service Paramount+ with an initial 10 episode run, following which, it’ll make the move to network television on the Nickelodeon channel. In Prodigy, from Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters), “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.”
This means that Star Trek: Prodigy will follow Lower Decks, Picard, Discovery and Strange New Worlds onto the streaming service, all of which are currently in production.
Speaking to Variety Alex Kurtzman says “We’re aiming to have our shows feel unique and different from each other. We want to give everybody a reason to watch each show.”
While the show will connect to the wider Star Trek Universe, Alex Kurtzman assures fans that you don’t need to have seen the other incarnations to enjoy Prodigy “That’s a lot of fun, but our goal is not to make it so insular that if you haven’t seen the show you’re lost when you watch another show.”
In a press release issued today by ViacomCBS, Alex Kurtzman, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming Julie McNamara and President of Nickelodeon Animation Ramsey Naito go onto more details on the third animated entry of the Star Trek Franchise:
“In three years, we’ve expanded the Star Trek Universe to new heights, creating five original series – each with its own unique storytelling and distinct cinematic feel. We’re so excited to partner with Dan and Kevin Hageman and the team at Nickelodeon for STAR TREK: PRODIGY as we bring Trek to a new generation of younger fans with an animated series as rich in character and scope as our live action shows. I’m thrilled audiences of all ages now have instant access to the full Trek library, classic and new original series, on our new home at Paramount+.”Alex Kurtzman
“When STAR TREK: DISCOVERY first premiered, we knew we had the beginning of something special. Over three years later, we are thrilled that Paramount+ will serve as the streaming home of the Star Trek Universe, with an unparalleled existing and expanding library of Trek content. The upcoming addition of STAR TREK: PRODIGY to Paramount+ means subscribers now have a Trek series for every member of the family – including kids. We are excited to bring this next chapter to a new generation of Trek fans alongside the creative masterminds behind Secret Hideout and Nickelodeon, as well as the talented Kevin and Dan Hageman.”Julie McNamara
“Debuting Prodigy on Paramount+ alongside the complete Star Trek universe points to our strategy of growing Nickelodeon’s reach by expanding our top franchises and diving deeper into their worlds, and their characters and stories. On top of having great characters and absolutely gorgeous animation, PRODIGY shows how the ViacomCBS brands can come together to make great, compelling content that appeals to both new audiences and long-time super fans. We’re incredibly proud of this series and we’re looking forward to building its audience across the Paramount+ and Nickelodeon platforms.”Ramsey Naito
We can expect to see Star Trek: Prodigy on Paramount+ later in 2021.
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