‘Star Trek: Prodigy’: 5 things to know about the animated series


‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ is a new American animated television series created to air on Paramount + and for the Nickelodeon channel. The series is slated to launch in 2021 as part of the expanded “Star Trek Universe”.

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ features a group of curious teenagers who use an abandoned ship, in search of adventure. The series makes full and optimal use of computer animation, slightly different from the previous ‘Star Trek’. That said, the series more or less targets the younger generation. The premise of the series guides us through the year 2383, after the events of “Star Trek: Voyager”, when young aliens from the Delta Quadrant find an abandoned Starfleet ship, called the USS Protostar. While taking control of the ship, the teens must learn to work as a team, as they make their way to the Alpha Quadrant.


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When will ‘Start Trek Prodigy’ be released and where to watch it?

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ is scheduled to air on October 28, 2021 on Paramount + with its first 10 episodes.

Who plays in the Paramount + series?

Daveed Diggs (IMDb)

Daveed Diggs as Tysess

Daveed Daniele Diggs is obviously multi-talented, being part actor, singer, producer, writer and rapper! Along with the main cast of Hamilton, Diggs also received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Drama Album. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts in 2004. He is of both African American and Russian Jewish descent, through his father and mother respectively.

The series also features Jameela Jamil as Asencia, Jason Alexander as Noum, Robert Beltran as Chakotay, and Billy Campbell as Thadiun Okona as a cameo.

What is “Star Trek Prodigy”?

The official synopsis reads: “A group of teenagers steal an abandoned Starfleet ship and use it to explore the galaxy.”

Who are the Showrunners?

The series is created by Kevin and Dan Hageman (aka the Hageman brothers), with Ben Hibon as director and Alex Kurtzman as executive producer.


Watch the “Star Trek Prodigy” trailer below

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