Paramount+ has unveiled new trailers for Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2.
The former animated series debuts in the U.S. this fall; the latter returns to the streamer on August 12.
Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences. It will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. When the show kicks off, the six young outcasts know nothing about the starship they’ve commandeered, of which the trailer provides a glimpse. But over the course of their adventures together, each will be introduced to Starfleet, and the ideals it represents.
Emmy winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago) developed Prodigy. The show is produced by CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, Secret Hideout, Roddenberry Entertainment and the Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth exec produce, alongside the Hagemans, who serve as showrunners. Ben Hibon directs and co-executive produces. Aaron Baiers also serves as co-executive producer.
The new Paramount+ Original’s voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew (who plays Hologram Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Angus Imrie (Zero), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf) and Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), among others.
Star Trek: Lower Decks was developed by Mike McMahan. The half-hour comedy series centers on the support crew on the U.S.S. Cerritos, one of Starfleet’s least important ships. Its second season will be “bigger” and “funnier”, with an enjoyable mix of “silly” and “serious” Trek, per McMahan. “It’s just a blast,” he said. Fans can expect strange new (and familiar) aliens to challenge the crews of the U.S.S. Cerritos and the U.S.S. Titan.
Lower Decks is produced by CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Creator-showrunner McMahan exec produces alongside Secret Hideout’s Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Aaron Baiers, Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, and Katie Krentz for 219 Productions. Titmouse (Big Mouth) is the animation studio involved.
The show’s voice cast includes Tawny Newsome (who plays Ensign Mariner), Jack Quaid (Ensign Boimler), Eugene Cordero (Ensign Rutherford), Noël Wells (Ensign Tendi), Jerry O’Connell (Commander Jack Ransom), and others.
Paramount+’s new Star Trek trailers were first shared today during the streamer’s “Peak” Animation block at Comic-Con@Home, which also touched on its upcoming animated series The Harper House, and its satirical news program Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News.
Prodigy EPs Kevin and Dan Hageman joined director/co-EP Hibon for a conversation as part of the block, which also featured voice actors Mulgrew, Gray, Purnell, Imrie, Alazraqui, Baker, and Mantzoukas.
The Lower Decks panel featured creator, showrunner and EP McMahan, along with voice actors Newsome, Quaid and Cordero. O’Connell moderated both conversations.
To check out the first teaser for Star Trek: Prodigy, click above. For a look at the new season of Star Trek: Lower Decks, click below.
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