During Comic-Con@Home, Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios officially announced a new animated series set in the Star Trek universe. Star Trek: Prodigy will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon in 2021.
The series follows a group of lawless teens who find a broken down Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning, and salvation. Star Trek: Prodigy is being developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.
The CG-animated show becomes the latest Star Trek show in ViacomCBS’ expanding franchise. Although Star Trek: Lower Decks is also an upcoming animated show in the universe, Prodigy is the first series aimed specifically at younger audiences. Other Star Trek shows available on CBS All Access are Picard, Discovery, and the upcoming Strange New Worlds. Another series focused on Section 31 is also in development with Michelle Yeoh.
Star Trek: Prodigy 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.
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