Airdate: Star Trek: Prodigy

It's a final frontier for the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences.

New kids animation Star Trek: Prodigy is coming to Paramount+ in October.

Developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago) it is 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 of 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 will be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

The voice cast includes Ella Purnell; Brett Gray; Jason Mantzoukas; Rylee Alazraqui; Dee Bradley Baker and Angus Imrie. They will join Kate Mulgrew, who is reprising her iconic role from Star Trek: Voyager as Captain Kathryn Janeway. Also joining the crew and making their debut as the series’ main villains, is Aussie John Noble and Jimmi Simpson.

The theme music is composed by Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino, and the series music is by Nami Melumad (An American Pickle, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, Absentia).

“I am excited that I had the opportunity to write the main theme for Kevin and Dan’s latest project, and as always am thrilled to be a part of the Star Trek family,” said composer Michael Giacchino.

“I’m especially looking forward to everyone hearing the incredible work of composer Nami Melumad, who will take the reins of scoring the episodes. Not only is she extremely talented, she is a true Star Trek fan.”

Star Trek: Prodigy is produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Production.

Friday October 29 on Paramount+.

2 Responses

  1. So… Star Trek Discovery (as well As TOS, TNG, DS9, Enterprise and Voyager) are on Netflix, Star Trek Lower Decks and Picard (As well as all the movies) are on Amazon Prime and now you want me to get Paramount+ for Star Trek Prodigy?

    Forget it!

    1. Now that ViacomCBS (the distributor of the Star Trek Franchise and owner of 10) has Paramount+, I would expect that when current contents deals expire for the movies that they would move to Paramount+ soon. Mr Bakish (the CEO of ViacomCBS) has said in the past that they may also licence it out to other streamers (on a non-exclusive basis) as it might generate more revenue for ViacomCBS in the short term. With the current tv shows they will stay at Netflix/Amazon internationally till the series end + a period of time, unless ViacomCBS can negotiate an early exit to their contracts. It wouldn’t surprise me if all new Star Trek shows will make there way first to Paramount+ going forward. Plus this smell like what they did in the US when they screened season 1 on CBS, which say a uptick in Paramount+ subscribers. It’s all about getting you to subscribe to the distributes streaming service until Hollywood shifts strategies again to licensing out to local partners again.

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