Star Trek: Prodigy (season 2)

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'(season 2)
Starring
  • Kate Mulgrew
  • Rylee Alazraqui
  • Brett Gray
  • Angus Imrie
  • Jason Mantzoukas
  • Ella Purnell
  • Dee Bradley Baker
  • John Noble
  • Jimmi Simpson
Country of originUnited States
Release
Original networkParamount+
Original release ()
List of Star Trek: Prodigy episodes

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The second season of the American television series Star Trek: Prodigy follows a motley crew of young aliens who find an abandoned Starfleet ship, the USS Protostar The season is produced by CBS Eye Animation Productions and Nickelodeon Animation Studio in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment, with Kevin and Dan Hageman serving as showrunners.

Kate Mulgrew reprises her role as Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. Rylee Alazraqui, Brett Gray, Angus Imrie, Jason Mantzoukas, Ella Purnell, Dee Bradley Baker, John Noble, and Jimmi Simpson also star. Nickelodeon ordered two seasons of Prodigy in April 2019, with the series' debut later moved to Paramount+. Ben Hibon was announced as director in August 2020.

The 10-episode season is set to premiere on the streaming service Paramount+, before airing on the cable channel Nickelodeon.

Episodes[edit]

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Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Kate Mulgrew as a hologram of Kathryn Janeway[1][2]
  • Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk[3]
  • Brett Gray as Dal[3]
  • Angus Imrie as Zero[3]
  • Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog[3]
  • Ella Purnell as Gwyn[3]
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Murf[3]
  • John Noble as the Diviner[4]
  • Jimmi Simpson as Drednok[4]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Nickelodeon officially ordered an animated Star Trek series targeted at younger audiences in April 2019, with Kevin and Dan Hageman writing and executive producing.[5] The series was announced as Star Trek: Prodigy in July 2020,[6] with Ben Hibon set as director, co-executive producer, and creative lead for the series a month later.[7] The second season was revealed to consist of 10 episodes in February 2021, when it was announced to be premiering on the streaming service Paramount+ before airing on Nickelodeon.[8][9]

Writing[edit]

Executive producer Alex Kurtzman stated in August 2020 that the writers were close to completing their work for the first two seasons of the series.[10]

Casting and voice recording[edit]

Kate Mulgrew reprises her role of Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager,[2] who appears as the USS Protostar's Emergency Training Hologram.[1] The voice cast for the series' young protagonists includes Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Brett Gray as Dal, Angus Imrie as Zero, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, and Dee Bradley Baker as Murf.[3] Additionally, John Noble voices Gwyn's father, the Diviner, with Jimmi Simpson voicing the Diviner's enforcer Drednok.[4]

Mulgrew revealed in January 2021 that recording for the second season was about to begin.[11]

Release[edit]

The 10-episode season is set to premiere on the streaming service Paramount+. The season will then air on Nickelodeon.[8][9] CTV Sci-Fi Channel will broadcast the series in Canada.[12]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "'Star Trek: Prodigy' First Look Reveals A Whole New Janeway And More Show Details". TrekMovie.com. April 5, 2021. Archived from the original on April 6, 2021. Retrieved April 6, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 8, 2020). "'Star Trek: Voyager' Actress Kate Mulgrew To Reprise Iconic Role Of Captain Janeway On Nickelodeon's 'Star Trek: Prodigy'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 8, 2020. Retrieved October 9, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Milligan, Mercedes (June 14, 2021). "Meet the Starship Crew in Paramount+ Original 'Star Trek: Prodigy'". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved June 15, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rosario, Alexandra Del (August 26, 2021). "'Star Trek: Prodigy': Jimmi Simpson & John Noble Join Voice Cast Of Paramount+ Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 26, 2021. Retrieved August 27, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Thorne, Will (April 24, 2019). "Animated 'Star Trek' Series Greenlit at Nickelodeon". Variety. Archived from the original on April 24, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios Announce Title of Original Animated Series, Star Trek: Prodigy" (Press release). Nickelodeon. July 23, 2020. Archived from the original on July 25, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2020 – via The Futon Critic. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Petski, Denise (August 10, 2020). "'Star Trek: Prodigy': Ben Hibon To Direct & Co-Executive Produce Nickelodeon Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 10, 2020. Retrieved August 11, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Vary, Adam B. (February 24, 2021). "Inside the 'Star Trek' Universe of New Shows and Kids' Fare on Paramount Plus". Variety. Archived from the original on February 25, 2021. Retrieved February 28, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Goldberg, Lesley (February 24, 2021). "How the 'Star Trek' Universe Will Fit Into (and Expand) on Paramount+". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 28, 2021. Retrieved February 28, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 4 Writing Already Underway, 'Strange New Worlds' To Shoot In 2021". TrekMovie.com. August 12, 2020. Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Kate Mulgrew Gives 'Star Trek: Prodigy' Progress Update". TrekMovie.com. January 24, 2021. Archived from the original on January 24, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. "The Wonder Years, The Big Leap, and The Cleaning Lady Lead New CTV Series for 2021/22 Season" (Press release). Toronto, Ontario: Bell Media. June 3, 2021. Archived from the original on June 3, 2021. Retrieved June 3, 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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