There is nothing scarier than a teenager at the helm of an intergalactic ship. Nickelodeon has just unveiled its upcoming Star Trek animated series: Prodigy, which follows a group of “lawless teens” who take an abandoned Starfleet boat for a ride.
CBS revealed the show’s title and plot during the Star Trek Universe panel at Comic-Con 2020 (an online event). Prodigy, which is being developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman of Trollhunters fame, airs in 2021 and is explicitly aimed at children. This makes it very different from Lower decks, Trek’s other animated show that looks and smells like Rick and Morty.
It feels like 2021 is the year of Star Trek, with Discovery, Picard, Lower decks, New strange worlds, and Prodigy spreading like cheesy miasma across the galaxy. This is just another reason to subscribe to CBS All Access, a streaming service that starts at $ 6 per month.
Source: CBS via Deadline