The first ever kids adaptation of the beloved ‘Star Trek’ series, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ has revealed exclusive information regarding its voice cast and main characters via Paramount Plus and Nickelodeon. Composed primarily of an ambiguous alien species, this new leg within the ‘Star Trek’ universe will follow an entirely different sect of characters as they undergo the obstacles that the galaxies throw their way. The main voice cast includes: Ella Purnell (‘Sweetbitter,’ ‘Army of the Dead’), Brett Gray (‘On My Block,’ ‘When They See Us’), Rylee Alazraqui (‘Doug Unplugs,’ ‘Home Economics’), Dee Bradley Baker (‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Dora the Explorer’), Angus Imrie (‘The Crown,’ ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’), Jason Mantzoukas (‘Invincible,’ ‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Close Enough’), and Kate Mulgrew– in a reprise of her role of Kathryn Janeway from ‘Star Trek: Voyager.’
Developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman (‘Trollhunters,’ ‘Ninjago’), the team is joined by Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth to executive produce. ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ will also be directed and executive produced by creative lead Ben Hibon. Along with this already extensive crew, CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment will serve as producers.
With a cast and crew this experienced, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ is projected to be a success. Those who grew up in the world of ‘Star Trek’ will now have the opportunity to introduce their children or even grandchildren to what they fell in love with in an accessible format. Who knows– we might just have a whole new generation of “Trekkies” on our hands!