‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ recruits Kate Mulgrew, ‘Voyager’s’ Captain Janeway

Kate Mulgrew, who portrayed Captain Kathryn Janeway on “Star Trek: Voyager” will reprise her character in “Star Trek: Prodigy,” the new animated series that will air on Nickelodeon, showrunners announced today (Oct. 8).

The news, unveiled by CBS All Access during a virtual “Star Trek Universe” panel at New York Comic Con 2020, adds a Trek veteran to the new kids’ series warping to Nickelodeon in 2021. 

“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,'” Mulgrew said. “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.”

Actor Kate Mulgrew, Captain Kathryn Janeway on “Star Trek: Voyager” is beaming into the animated crew of “Star Trek: Prodigy” on Nickelodeon in 2021. (Image credit: CBS All Access/NYCC 2020)

Developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman, “Star Trek: Prodigy” 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 sometime in 2021.

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