Star Trek: Prodigy announced as title for long hinted at Nickelodeon

Star Trek: Prodigy. Image Courtesy Nickelodeon, CBS Television Studios
Star Trek: Prodigy. Image Courtesy Nickelodeon, CBS Television Studios /

Star Trek: Prodigy announced as the title for long hinted at Nickelodeon

During the Trek panel for SDCC@Home panel, the long-discussed Nickelodeon show has finally be revealed and it has a name. It will be called Star Trek: Prodigy and will air on Nickelodeon in 2021. The premise of the show will focus on a group of “lawless” teenagers who take a derelict Starfleet ship as their own in order to have adventures, find meaning and salvation.  The series is being developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production, and Development, Nickelodeon.

The series is the fifth Star Trek show, including Star Trek’s Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds. With Star Trek: Prodigy now on the books as well, that makes five series co-existing with one another at the same time.

Unlike Lower Decks, Prodigy will be strictly an all-ages show, geared towards a younger demographic. The Lower Decks series, however, will feature an explicitly more mature type of humor and will cater to an older audience.

"NICKELODEON AND CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS ANNOUNCE TITLE OF ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES “STAR TREK: PRODIGY”Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios today officially revealed the title and logo for its all-new animated series STAR TREK: PRODIGY, which follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation. The series is developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.The CG-animated series, which expands the “Star Trek” Universe, will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon in 2021 for a new generation of fans. The title and logo were revealed during the “Star Trek” Universe panel at Comic-Con@Home.The series will be from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside Kevin and Dan Hageman. Aaron Baiers will serve as a co-executive producer.STAR TREK: PRODIGY joins the expanding “Star Trek” franchise for ViacomCBS as the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences for Nickelodeon. The “Star Trek” Universe on CBS All Access currently includes hit original series STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, the upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and the development of a Section 31-based series with Michelle Yeoh."

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