Nickelodeon and CBS Studios today announced that Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) will reprise the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway in Nickelodeon’s brand new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy. The news was revealed today as a surprise announcement during the Star Trek Virtual Universe Panel at New York Comic Con. More casting news will be announced in the coming months.
Kate Mulgrew said, “I have invested every spark of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can̵
Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman said, “Captain Janeway was held to a different standard than his predecessors. She was asked to embody an inhuman level of perfection to be accepted as “good enough” by the doubters, but she showed them what it means to be truly exceptional. We can’t think of a better captain than her to inspire the next generation of Nickelodeon dreamers. “
“Kate’s portrayal of Captain Janeway is truly iconic and has resonated with a global audience for many years,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation. “We can’t wait to see her bring this character to life in a whole new way, while continuing to inspire both new and loyal fans.”
Developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and supervised for Nickelodeon by Naito, Star Trek: Prodigy follows a group of lawless teenagers who discover an abandoned Starfleet ship and use it to seek adventure, meaning and safety. The CG animated series will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon in 2021 for a new generation of fans.
Star Trek: Prodigy comes from CBS’s Eye Animation Productions, the new animation arm of CBS Studios; Secret hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon will direct, co-executive produce and be the creative head of the all-new animated series. Aaron Baiers will also serve as co-executive producer with Mac Middleton as producer. Production of Star Trek: Prodigy is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President, Animation Development and Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series Animation.