To kick off the Star Trek universe [email protected] panel, it was announced that a new animated series is in the works and will air on Nickelodeon. This project is different from the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, which streams on CBS All Access.
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,” a description reads. It essentially sounds like a bunch of kids that find a spaceship and create their own Starfleet crew, which seems entertaining.
The series is being developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and is expected to air on Nickelodeon in 2021. There’s no casting information yet, but it joins the ever-growing Star Trek universe that also includes Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and the previously announced Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.