'Star Trek: Prodigy': 5 things you need to know about the animated series
'Star Trek: Prodigy' is a new upcoming American animated TV series created to be streamed on Paramount+ and for the Nickelodeon channel. The series is set to launch in 2021 as part of the expanded 'Star Trek Universe'.
'Star Trek: Prodigy' showcases a group of curious teenagers who use an abandoned starship, in search of adventure. The series makes full and optimum use of computer animation, slightly different from the previous 'Star Trek'. Having said that, the series targets the younger generation, more or less. The premise of the series walks us through the year 2383, post the events of 'Star Trek: Voyager', when young aliens in the Delta Quadrant find an abandoned Starfleet ship, called the USS Protostar. Whilst 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' release and where to watch it?
'Star Trek: Prodigy' is set to premiere on October 28, 2021, on Paramount+ with its first 10 episodes.
Who stars in the Paramount+ series?
Daveed Diggs as Tysess
Daveed Daniele Diggs is evidently multi-talented, being an actor, singer, producer, writer, and rapper, all in one! Along with the main cast of Hamilton, Diggs was also awarded a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts, in 2004. He is of both African-American and Russian Jewish descent, via his father and mother respectively.
The series also includes Jameela Jamil as Asencia, Jason Alexander as Noum, Robert Beltran as Chakotay, and Billy Campbell as Thadiun Okona in a cameo.
What is 'Star Trek Prodigy' all about?
The official synopsis reads: "A group of teenagers steal a derelict Starfleet vessel 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 being the director, and Alex Kurtzman being the executive producer.
Watch the 'Star Trek Prodigy' trailer below