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Captain Janeway to return in the animated Star Trek Prodigy

Captain Janeway, as voiced by Kate Mulgrew, will return to television screens in 2021 as part of the upcoming, animated Star Trek Prodigy television show.

“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,” Mulgrew herself said as part of a Star Trek Universe panel at New York Comic Con late last week.

“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.”

Star Trek Prodigy will be the third animated series in franchise’s history, airing at the same time as the second, Star Trek Lower Decks. Unlike Lower Decks, it’s aimed at a younger demographic and is set to air on CBS’ Nickelodeon (though we wouldn’t be surprised if it turns up on Paramount+) in 2021. It’s also fully CG-animated and not hand-drawn.

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 CBS synopsis reads.

Mulgrew’s last appearance as Captain — actually, Admiral — Janeway was via a short cameo in the last The Next Generation film, Star Trek Nemesis.

We’ll have more on Star Trek Prodigy as it becomes available. Trekkies don’t have long to wait until their next dose of new content — Star Trek Discovery Season 3 heads to CBS All Access, Crave and Netflix later this month.

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