Ever since Star Trek: Discovery, the Trek world has been slowly expanding on Paramount+ (then CBS All Access.) One project I wanted to make sure to remind you about was Star Trek: Prodigy, the animated series targeting a younger audience, coming to the streamer and Nickelodeon. Since it was first announced, first looks and other info have slowly been coming in.
The first confirmed member of the voice cast was Kate Mulgrew, who will reprise her role as Kathryn Janeway for the series. Beyond that, we had gotten a look at the new cast, but no mention of who will provide the voices. Well, now we know. Take a look:
- Rylee Alazraqui (Home Economics) as “Rok-Tahk,” a Brikar and an unusually bright eight-year-old girl. Rok is a bit shy, but not when it comes to her love for animals;
- Brett Gray (On My Block) as “Dal,” 17 years old and an unknown species, he fancies himself a maverick, who even in the toughest times, holds strong onto his unwavering hope;
- Angus Imrie (The Crown) as “Zero,” who is a Medusan: a noncorporeal, genderless, energy-based lifeform. Since others would go mad at the sight of their true self, Zero wears a containment suit they made themselves to protect others;
- Jason Mantzoukas (Infinite) as “Jankom Pog,” a 16-year-old Tellarite. Tellarites are known to relish an argument, and Jankom is no different. Regardless of opinion, he will always play ‘devil’s advocate’ for the sake of hearing all sides;
- Ella Purnell (Army of the Dead) as “Gwyn,” a 17-year-old Vau N’Akat who was raised on her father’s bleak mining planet and grew up dreaming to explore the stars;
- Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants) as “Murf,” whose age and species is unknown but who is an endearing, indestructible blob with curiously good timing and an insatiable appetite for ship parts.
The last piece of the mystery is when the series will premiere. Sadly that's something I still can't answer. We only know that it will be, "later this year." That's not terrible, but it also means that they are likely taking their time to make sure the series looks good, has that wow factor and is up to the recent Star Trek standard set by some of the other recent series. So keep checking back for updates.
Star Trek: Prodigy follows, "motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search for 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 over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents."
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