Fans of Star Trek didn’t just find out about the pricing for the new Paramount+ today, nor did fans find out that the new Halo series which was greenlit for Showtime will be moved to Paramount+. Fans got a first look at the bridge crew for the upcoming Nickelodeon series, Prodigy.
Prodigy will feature a group of young outcasts who discover a discarded Starfleet ship that they take as their own. They will end up discovering what it means to be part of Starfleet along the way, and will obviously grow and learn along the way.
ViacomCBS sent this press release alongside the first look at the crew.
"A first-look image of the STAR TREK: PRODIGY bridge crew was also released today. In PRODIGY, six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the Star Trek Franchise, but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.With the addition of STAR TREK: PRODIGY, the entire Star Trek Universe will now be available to stream on Paramount+. The Star Trek Universe on Paramount+ will also include current and upcoming seasons of the original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and the upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. The Star Trek Universe on Paramount+ also includes all 726 episodes from the six classic Star Trek series and a selection of Star Trek films.Pictured: Art for Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.“In three years, we’ve expanded the Star Trek Universe to new heights, creating five original series – each with its own unique storytelling and distinct cinematic feel,” said Alex Kurtzman, Executive Producer Star Trek Universe. “We’re so excited to partner with Dan and Kevin Hageman and the team at Nickelodeon for STAR TREK: PRODIGY as we bring Trek to a new generation of younger fans with an animated series as rich in character and scope as our live action shows. I’m thrilled audiences of all ages now"
The show’s cast has not yet been revealed, nor have the characters been named just yet. What we do know is that the aliens look to be new or at the very least underused creatures in the Trek universe.
We also know that Kate Mulgrew will reprise her role as Kathryn Janeway in both the first and second seasons of the show. It’s expected she’ll hold the rank of Admiral and will be a recurring character, but those are assumptions.
Fans also found out the Rocketeer himself, Billy Campbell, will reprise his role of Thadiun Okona from The Next Generation.
Outside of those two names, that’s all we really know about the series. No release date has been revealed yet, but it’s expected to air on Nickelodeon and then after some time, move to Paramount+. If it follows the CW model, then the series could be moved to Paramount+ the day after the season finale finishes, or they could the episodes every week, once a few days pass from its original airing.