Comic-Con: Paramount+ Peak Animation Reveals ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ And ‘Lower Decks’ Season 2 Trailers

The Star Trek World Expands To Younger Audience And Families

Comic-Con @Home 2021 has begun and the first panel that I had to see is Paramount+ Peak Animation. Hosted Jerry O’Connell introduces a jam packed panel that kicks off  presenting the all new Paramount+, CBS Studios, and Nickelodeon and highly anticipated upcoming Star Trek animated kids’ series, Star Trek: Prodigy. A wildly diverse voice cast includes 25 year veteran to the franchise, Kate Mulgrew as Hologram Kathryn Janeway, Brett Gray as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gynn, Angus Imrie as Zero, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tohk, Dee Bradley Baker as Merf, and Jason Mantzoukas (The Good Place, Brooklyn 99) as Jankom Pog.

Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) the CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences but is geared toward the all-around family. The show will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search for a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents. Growing up a proud Trekki I happy to admit that this is something to look forward to. The cast is perfectly matched and uniquely talented! I am super stoked that The Trek verse is expanding for younger generations to see and broaden those horizons.

Star Trek:Prodigy will begin streaming on Paramount+, Fall 2021.



Next up at Comic-con @Home 2021 and on the Paramount+: Peak Animation panel is Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Moderator Jerry O’Connell voices the purple haired Commander Jack Ransom. He talks with fellow cast mates Tawny Newsome (Ensign Mariner), The Boys Jack Quaid (Ensign Boimler) , and Eugene Cordero (Ensign Rutherford).  Noel Wells voices Ensign Tendi (who couldn’t attend the panel) and sent a special greeting. Creator, showrunner, and executive producer Mike McMahan dives in and gives an extended look at what’s featured in the second season.

Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), season two of Star Trek: Lower Decks is going to be bigger, funnier and Star Trekkier than ever before! Expect strange new (and familiar) aliens to challenge the crews of the U.S.S. Cerritos and the U.S.S. Titan. For Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford and Boimler, the animated adventure is just beginning. The first season is currently available on Prime.

Starfleet characters voiced from the U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis), Commander Jack Ransom (Jerry O’Connell) and Doctor T’Ana (Gillian Vigman).

Star Trek: Lower Decks premiers in the U.S. on Paramount+ on Thursday, August 12th.