Animated show Star Trek: Prodigy to hit Nickelodeon aboard stolen starship
Revealed at SDCC 2020, the new Trek cartoon will boldly steal where no one has stolen before...
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These are the voyages ... of a stolen starship. A new
cartoon series is coming to Nickelodeon in 2021, and it's called Star Trek: Prodigy.
The title, logo and plot were revealed during an online Star Trek Universe panel during Comic-Con 2020, where we learned the Star Trek animated series follows a bunch of "lawless teens" taking a derelict Starfleet ship for a ride. Along the way they beam up adventure, meaning, and, hey, maybe even salvation.
Star Trek: Prodigy is developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman, two of the Emmy Award winners behind Trollhunters and Ninjago. It's aimed at a younger audience, unlike the other animated Trek series Lower Decks, which premieres on streaming service
CBS All Access
Aug. 6. Star Trek: Lower Decks has a more anarchic sensibility thanks to creator Mike McMahan, a former writer and producer on Rick and Morty (Disclosure: CNET is part of ViacomCBS).