February 2, 2023
Captain Janeway

Captain Janeway joins Nickelodeon’s upcoming Star Trek: Prodigy series

The return of any fan-favorite character is always newsworthy – but when it comes to a former Starfleet Captain returning to the final frontier – newsworthy quickly morphs into awesomeness.

Captain Janeway

Today, CBS Studios and Nickelodeon have announced that Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) will reprise her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Nickelodeon’s all-new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy. Mulgrew was on hand at the big reveal at NYCC and had this to say about her unexpected return to the Star Trek universe:

“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 added, “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.”

This is wonderful news. For me, aside from James T. Kirk and Jean Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway is right up there as one of the very best Starfleet Captain’s ever, and her adventures aboard the USS Voyager captivated me throughout my teenage years. I am delighted to see her back – even if it is just in an animated CG form. Kate Mulgrew can now count herself among those FEW wonderful actors who have returned to the Star Trek universe after years in exile.

Star Trek Prodigy Logo - Nickelodeon

Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Naito, 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 in 2021 for a new generation of fans.

Beam over to StarTrek.com for the full reveal.


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