Expansion Continues In the Star Trek Universe at Paramount+



Expansion Continues In The Star Trek Universe | Paramount+

Star Trek’s Universe is making its permanent home on Paramount+, including the premiere of the latest Trek iteration, the animated kids series Star Trek: Prodigy, ViacomCBS has announced.

Originally conceived for Nickelodeon, Prodigy, from Kevin and Dan Hageman (Netflix’s Trollhunters), will now premiere on the streamer later in 2021. After its 10-episode run has concluded there, the show — about a coterie of alien kids who commander a seemingly abandoned Starfleet vessel — will air again on the linear Nickelodeon channel. The network also released a first look at the bridge crew from the show, highlighting that none of the main characters on Prodigy will be human, a first for a Trek series.

The move is part of a wider official strategy of placing every current and former Trek TV series on Paramount+, including new seasons of Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks which are also set to premiere in 2021. Paramount+ is also in active production on the second season of Star Trek: Picard, and the new series Star Trek: Brave New Worlds. It’s the largest expansion of the Trek franchise since its inception in 1966.


Star Trek has inspired a new brighter future of adventure, exploration and acceptance. Within the last 3 years that future has expanded with Paramount+ originals and continues with two new adventures, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Prodigy. Start streaming every episode of every series in the Star Trek Universe, exclusively on Paramount+ March 4.



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