At Comic-Con @ Home presented the Star Trek series “Prodigy” and “Lower Decks” S2
ViacomCBS streamer Paramount + served up a range of Trekkie treats during Comic-Con @ Home, unveiling the official teaser for the brand new animated series for kids Star Trek: Prodigy and returning to the USS Cerritos for the Star Trek: Lower Decks of the second season.
Moderated by Jerry O'Connell (Star Trek: Lower Decks), the Star Trek: Prodigy panel featured a conversation with vocal cast members Kate Mulgrew (voice of "Hologram Janeway"), Brett Gray ("From"), Ella Purnell ("Gwyn"), Angus Imrie ("Zero"), Rylee Alazraqui ("Rok-Tahk"), Dee Bradley Baker ("Murf") and Jason Mantzoukas (“Jankom Pog”) along with executive producers / showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman and director / co-executive producer and creative head of the series Ben Hibon.
Developed by Emmy Award Winner Hagemans (Trollshunters, Ninjago), CG animation Star Trek: Prodigy is the first series Star Trek aimed at a younger audience, and will follow a diverse group of young aliens who must figure out how to work together as they navigate a larger galaxy in search of a better future. These six outcast youths know nothing about the ship they have commandeered - the first in the history of the Star Trek franchise - but in the course of their adventures together, they will be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it stands for.
The series comes from CBS Studios' Eye Animation Productions, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth are also executive producers. Aaron Baiers is co-executive producer.
Jerry O'Connell, who voices "Commander Jack Ransom" in the adult animated comedy, also moderated the panel for Star Trek: Lower Bridges. The conversation was joined by the voice cast members Tawny Newsome ("Ensign Sailor"), Jack Quaid ("Alfiere Boimler") e Eugene cordero (“Ensign Rutherford”), as well as series creator, showrunner and executive producer Mike McMahan, and a special greeting from Noël Wells ("Alfiere Tendi").
Developed by Emmy Award Winner McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar opposites), Season 2 of Star Trek: Lower Decks it's bigger, more fun and Star Trekkier than ever. Fans can expect strange new (and familiar) aliens to take on the crews of the USS Cerritos and the US Titan. For Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford and Boimler, the animated adventure has just begun. In addition to the Lower Deckers, the Starfleet characters that make up the USS Cerritos Bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman (voiced by Dawnn Lewis), Commander Jack Ransom, and Dr. T'Ana (Gillian Vigman).
The series is produced by CBS Studios' Eye Animation Productions, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout's Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, Roddenberry Entertainment's Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth and Katie Krentz (219 Productions) are executive producers alongside McMahan. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout), who brought McMahan into the project, is also an executive producer. Cincia, the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series.