Star Trek: Prodigy director Ben Hibon has said the CG-animated series isn’t just for kids, explaining how it fits into the overall Star Trek canon.
During the virtual Star Trek Comic-Con @ Home Universe Panel, Star Trek: Prodigy director Ben Hibon spoke about how the children’s animated series fits into the Star Trek cannon.
“It’s not just designed for kids, it’s just designed for animation enthusiasts, for science fiction enthusiasts,” Hibon said. “The ambition of the show is that, you know, kids should watch it with their parents and vice versa. And so we really wanted to make sure it had that kind of visual impact, and also because Prodigy is canon. We wanted this show and this story to fit right into this incredibly rich universe that comes, you know, before and after. “
“I think we knew early on that people were going to watch our show and be like, ‘Oh, that’s the little brother or the little sister of the Star Trek universe, and we wanted to be that little brother or sister that hits the big brother and says, ‘Don’t underestimate us,’ “executive producer and showrunner Dan Hageman said.
During the panel, co-showrunners Dan and Kevin Hagemen released the first trailer for the children’s animated series, featuring fans Prodigy“The motley crew of young aliens,” according to the official synopsis. While the show’s description says it is “aimed at a younger audience,” it was not designed specifically for children, but with Star Trek fans of all ages in mind. In reality, Prodigy has already confirmed Kate Mulgrew’s return as Captain Kathryn Janeway, protagonist of the 1995-2001 live-action series Star Trek: Voyager.
Star Trek: Prodigy is slated to premiere on the Paramount + streaming service this fall, and then on Nickelodeon. Prodigy will add to Star Trekthe animated programming of, which currently consists of Star Trek: Lower Bridges, an animated comedy series. The trailer for Lower decks Season 2 aired during the Star Trek The Universe panel as well, which arrives on Paramount + on August 12, with a third season already in the works.
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