Star Trek fans are in for a treat. Voyager star Kate Mulgrew will reprise her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy.
CBS announced the news during the Star Trek Universe panel for New York Comic Con.
“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,” Mulgrew said.
However, Mulgrew won’t be back exactly as you remember her. Star Trek: Prodigy is an animated series.
Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman said, “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.”
The President of Nickelodeon, Ramsey Naito, also expressed excitement to have Mulgrew join the project.
“Kate’s portrayal of Captain Janeway is truly iconic, and has resonated with a global audience for many years,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation. “We can’t wait to see her bring this character to life in a whole new way, while continuing to be an inspiration for both new and loyal fans.”
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 animated series debuts on Nickelodeon in 2021.