Kate Mulgrew is returning to Nickelodeon’s animated series reprising her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway.
The announcement was made Thursday as part of the Star Trek universe virtual panel at New York Comic-Con. The CG-animated series is set to debut in 2021.
Janeway will be a central figure in the show, which will follow a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning, and salvation Variety reports.
“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,” said Mulgrew. “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.”
The actress is known for her appearance in the Star Trek: Voyager from 1995-2001, additionally she made an appearance in Star Trek Nemesis.
“Captain Janeway was held to a different standard than her predecessors,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman said. “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.”
Star Trek: Prodigy was developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman, who also serve as executive producers and co-showrunners. Along with Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. Ben Hibon will direct, co-executive produce, and serve as the creative lead on the series. Aaron Baiers will also serve as co-executive producer with Mac Middleton as a producer. The series is produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment. It is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, senior vice president of animation development, and Kelley Gardner, vice president of current series animation according to Variety.