Though this year’s Comic-Con was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, it does not stop networks and studios from making some major announces. And fans of the Star Trek will be excited to know that the franchise is heading towards a bold new direction. Today, Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios officially revealed the title and logo for its all-new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy.
The series, which debuts in 2021, follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.
Although I am not overly familiar with Star Trek, the series about rogue teens who take the ship on a joyride and self-discovery sounds like it will be fun. The decision to make it a CG animated show makes it very appealing and accessible to audiences of all ages.
Star Trek: Prodigy is developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.
The series 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.
Star Trek: Prodigy is just one of the newer titles to be a part of the franchise’s renaissance. The “Star Trek” Universe on CBS All Access currently includes hit original series Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and the development of a Section 31-based series with Michelle Yeoh.
But Prodigy isn’t the only animated show in Star Trek’s lineup. There’s also Star Trek: Lower Decks. Though it’s tone might be more for the adult demographic as it comes from Mike McMahan, the creator Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites.