News News TV | Written by Laura Potier 11/10/2021

VOYAGER Stars Join Animated STAR TREK: PRODIGY Series

The upcoming animated series Star Trek: Prodigy has added Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Snowpiercer, Soul), Jameela Jamil (The Good Place, and the upcoming She-Hulk), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Robert Beltran to its voice cast, ahead of season one's premiere later this month. The series also showcased a first-look trailer at New York Comic Con this weekend, which features Kate Mulgrew's return as Captain Kathryn Janeway.

Kate Mulgrew voices Voyager Captain Janeway in Star Trek Prodigy

Set after the events of Voyager, Star Trek: Prodigy follows a ragtag crew of young aliens, exiled on a mining colony outside Federation space. When they find an abandoned Starfleet ship, the team must band together to take possession of the vessel and escape to the Alpha Quadrant. Captain Janeway will appear as the ship's Emergency Training Hologram and, considering none of these teens have Starfleet training, she will likely receive her fair share of screen-time.

The show is part of executive producer Alex Kurtzman's expanded Star Trek Universe, though Prodigy is aimed at younger audiences than, for example, the other CG-animated series Lower DecksIt is the first Star Trek series ever to be aimed specifically at younger viewers. Bring on a new generation of Trekkies!

Star Trek: Prodigy crew

Diggs will voice Commander Tysess, Jamil will be Ensign Asencia, Alexander joins as Doctor Noum, while Beltran will reprise his Voyager role as Chakotay. They join the existing cast of Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, an eight-year-old Brikar; Brett Gray as Dal, a 17-year-old maverick; August Imrie as Zero, a Medusan whose appearance induces madness; Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, a 16-year-old Tellarite; Ella Purnell as Gwyn, a 17-year-old Vau N'Akat whose dream is to travel the stars; Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, an indestructible blob who enjoys snacking on ship parts; John Noble as the Diviner, Gwyn's father and a tyrant who controls the asteroid Tars Lamora; and Jimmi Simpson as Drednok, the Diviner's robotic enforcer.

Star Trek: Prodigy premieres on Paramount+ on October 28th with a one-hour episode entitled "Lost & Found".