ViacomCBS streamer Paramount+ served up back-to-back helpings of Trekkie treats this morning during Comic-Con@Home, debuting the official teaser for all-new kids’ animated series Star Trek: Prodigy and returning to the U.S.S. Cerritos for the Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 trailer (plus pics from the upcoming season).
Moderated by Jerry O’Connell (Star Trek: Lower Decks), the Star Trek: Prodigy panel featured a conversation with voice cast members Kate Mulgrew (voice of “Hologram Janeway”), Brett Gray (“Dal”), Ella Purnell (“Gwyn”), Angus Imrie (“Zero”), Rylee Alazraqui (“Rok-Tahk”), Dee Bradley Baker (“Murf”) and Jason Mantzoukas (“Jankom Pog”) alongside executive producers/showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman and director/co-executive producer and series creative lead Ben Hibon.
Developed by the Emmy Award-winning Hagemans (Trollhunters, Ninjago), the CG-animated Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences, and will follow a 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.
The series hails from CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth also serve as executive producers. Aaron Baiers serves as co-executive producer.
Jerry O’Connell, who voices “Commander Jack Ransom” in the adult animated comedy, also moderated the panel for Star Trek: Lower Decks. The conversation was joined by voice cast members Tawny Newsome (“Ensign Mariner”), Jack Quaid (“Ensign Boimler”) and Eugene Cordero (“Ensign Rutherford”), as well as series creator, showrunner and executive producer Mike McMahan, and a special greeting from Noël Wells (“Ensign Tendi”).
Developed by Emmy Award winner McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Season 2 of Star Trek: Lower Decks is bigger, funnier and Star Trekkier than ever before. Fans can expect strange new (and familiar) aliens to challenge the crews of the U.S.S. Cerritos and the U.S.S. Titan. For Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford and Boimler, the animated adventure is just beginning. In addition to the Lower Deckers, the Starfleet characters that comprise the U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman (voiced by Dawnn Lewis), Commander Jack Ransom and Doctor T’Ana (Gillian Vigman).
The series is produced by CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout’s Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth and Katie Krentz (219 Productions) serve as executive producers alongside McMahan. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout), who brought McMahan to the project, also serves as an executive producer. Titmouse (Big Mouth), the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series.