Star Trek: Prodigy has a new home. Today it was announced that the animated Star Trek series will be heading to Netflix. This comes after it was dropped by Paramount+ earlier this year. The second season of the series will be heading to Netflix in 2024. The first season, which previously aired on Paramount+, will be arriving on Netflix later this year. The second season is already well into production and continued to be worked on after being dropped by Paramount+.
“Thank you to our incredible Star Trek: Prodigy fans, who championed not just a show, but a community that’s always been connected by the belief that we build a better future together,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman and co-showrunners Dan and Kevin Hageman. “We set out to inspire you, but you inspired us. The team is still hard at work on the second season, and we can’t wait to share it with the amazing fans around the world.”
Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series to be aimed at younger audiences. It follows a motley crew of young aliens who discover a Starfleet ship named the U.S.S. Protostar. Under the guidance of a holographic Janeway, this crew learns about the ideals of Starfleet as they seek out a better future.
“I’ve always held that the Star Trek fan base is among the strongest and most intelligent in the world. They have shown their collective passion, and we’re happy to be able to celebrate Prodigy once again,” said Kate Mulgrew, voice of Admiral Janeway.
At the end of the first season of Star Trek: Prodigy, the young crew found themselves back on Earth. There, they had been commissioned as warrant officers by the real Admiral Janeway. Most are in training under the mentorship of Admiral Janeway as the season wraps up and they head off presumably to the new Voyager. As they head to their new ship, they are hosted by The Doctor.
The voice cast for Star Trek: Prodigy includes Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner), and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok). Also featured in the series are recurring voice cast members Daveed Diggs (Commander Tysess), Jameela Jamil (Ensign Asencia), Jason Alexander (Doctor Noum), Robert Beltran (Captain Chakotay), and Billy Campbell (Thadiun Okona).
The series is developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago), along with Alex Kurtzman and his team at Secret Hideout. Star Trek: Prodigy is from CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, Nickelodeon Animation, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon directs, executive produces, and serves as the creative lead of the animated series. Aaron Waltke and Patrick Krebs also currently serve as co-executive producers.
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