Nickelodeon and CBS Studios have announced that Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) is going to reprise her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Nickelodeon’s upcoming animated series Star Trek: Prodigy.
This was a surprise announcement that was dropped during the Star Trek Universe virtual panel at New York Comic Con. There will be more casting news announced in the coming months, but I think Star Trek fans will be happy to hear the news of Mulgrew coming back as Captain Kathryn Janeway
Kate Mulgrew said in a statement:
“I have invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I never did before in Star Trek: Prodigy. How thrilling to be able to introduce to these young minds an idea that has elevated the world for decades. To be at the helm again is going to be deeply gratifying in a new way for me.”
Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman said:
“Captain Janeway was held to a different standard than her predecessors. She was asked to embody an inhuman level of perfection in order to be accepted as ‘good enough’ by the doubters, but showed them all what it means to be truly outstanding. We can think of no better captain to inspire the next generation of dreamers on Nickelodeon, than she.”
Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation added:
“Kate’s portrayal of Captain Janeway is truly iconic, and has resonated with a global audience for many years. We can’t wait to see her bring this character to life in a whole new way, while continuing to be an inspiration for both new and loyal fans.”
Star Trek: Prodigy is being developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago). The series follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.
The CG-animated series will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon in 2021 for a new generation of fans.