In about a week, CBS All Access will re-brand as Paramount+. That also means that Paramount+ will be the new home for the Star Trek Universe. Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard and others will be home on the new streamer. That also includes another addition that was originally set for Nickelodeon.
During their TCA presentation this week, ViacomCBS announced that the animated Star Trek: Prodigy would now be premiering on Paramount+ later this year. While an exact date was not given, we did get first look at the crew (seen above.) The series was developed and produced by Nickelodeon and CBS Studios. Nick was to be the home of the series, but that no longer appears to be the case.
"Debuting Prodigy on Paramount+ alongside the complete Star Trek universe points to our strategy of growing Nickelodeon’s reach by expanding our top franchises and diving deeper into their worlds, and their characters and stories," said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation. "And on top of having great characters and absolutely gorgeous animation, PRODIGY shows how the ViacomCBS brands can come together to make great, compelling content that appeals to both new audiences and long-time super fans. We’re incredibly proud of this series and we’re looking forward to building its audience across the Paramount+ and Nickelodeon platforms."
"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 have instant access to the full Trek library, classic and new original series, on our new home at Paramount+."
Honestly, we know that there are no hard feelings here. This is still all in the ViacomCBS family. Quite frankly, this does expand Nickelodeon's reach and broadens their brand a bit more. There was also news of a Rugrats revival with the original cast and a Fairly Odd Parents live action series for Paramount+, so clearly the Nick brand is a big part of the streamer's plans.
If you want more information on Star Trek: Prodigy, be sure to check out our original story when the series was announced. Keep checking back for more of our coverage of the Star Trek Universe and other Paramount+ content.
Photo Credit: Paramount+/Nickelodeon